Indio police are continuing their search Monday for a missing couple who haven’t been seen or heard from since Wednesday.
Family members told investigators 26-year-old Audrey Moran left her mother’s home in Coachella Wednesday to meet with her boyfriend, 28-year-old Jonathan Reynoso, in Coachella and give him a ride to his house in Palm Desert, the Indio Police Department stated in a Facebook post.
About 8:45 p.m., Moran’s sister received a “selfie” of Moran and Reynoso at Reynoso’s home in Palm Desert. That photograph is the last contact anyone has had with the couple, according to the Police Department.
After several unsuccessful attempts to contact Moran throughout the day Thursday, family members reported her and Reynoso missing.
Moran’s mother, Maria, said she became concerned almost immediately as her daughter typically maintained constant communication with the family.
“It’s difficult. Not knowing is the worst part,” she told KTLA. “For her not to communicate with us is completely out of character.”
Police used On-Star to locate Moran’s vehicle and found it parked and abandoned Friday on the 10 Freeway west of Oak Valley Parkway in the city of Beaumont.
The vehicle had been pulled off to the side of the highway and investigators found no signs of foul play or forced entry.
Reynoso’s mother, Mayra Torres, begged for anyone with information to come forward.
“I wouldn’t wish anything like this to a mom,” she told KESQ in Palm Springs on Monday, one day after the Mother’s Day holiday. “If you have them, let them go. Let them be free. Let them come home; there’s people waiting for them. If they’re hurt, if it’s already been done, then let us know so that we can put them to rest. Don’t leave them wherever they are.”
Bloodhounds were able to pick up the couple’s scent near their abandoned car, according to Torres, but quickly lost their track.
“It went as far as 50 feet out and then the scent was lost, so what does that mean?” she said “Were they picked up? Where they lifted up? Were they hurt right then and there and transported? No one knows — no one knows anything.”
Police have also sought the public’s help in locating Moran and Reynoso.
It is unlike the couple, especially Moran who is very close with her family and usually active on social media, to just disappear and not be in contact with any friends or family members, said Sgt. Dan Marshall.
Anyone with information was asked to call the Police Department at 760-391-4051.