Rebekah Martinez is the youngest contestant on the most current season of ABC’s “The Bachelor,” and according to The North Coast Journal she has also been missing since November 18, 2017.

On February 1, a story with the headline, “The Humboldt 35,” listed the 35 people still reported missing from Humboldt County, California. The 30th person on the list was Rebekah Helena Martinez.

Bekah Martinez’s Twitter

According to The North Coast Journal, Martinez was last seen on November 12, 2017:

“She had tattoos on her ankles of a scrabble title and an Ankh.”

It was when the story was posted on Facebook that a reader named Amy Bonner O’Brien recognized Martinez’s face and name. O’Brien’s sharp eye eventually started a chain reaction which led to a phone call between Humboldt County Public Information Officer Samantha Karges and Martinez herself.

Karges told The North Coast Journal:

“I just got off the phone with Rebekah. She is, in fact, the same person. She has been removed from (the Missing and Unidentified Persons Unit).”

So how did this happen, and why was Martinez reported missing in the first place?

Bekah Martinez’s Twitter, @whats_ur_sign_/Twitter

According to The North Coast Journal, the 22-year-old Bachelor contestant was reported missing on November 18, 2017, at 1:06 a.m. by her mother, who apparently hadn’t heard from or seen her daughter since November 12.

Karges explained:

“Martinez had reportedly come to Humboldt County to work on a marijuana farm. Her mother hadn’t heard from her since November 12, 2017.”

According to Us Weekly, the filming of season 22 of “The Bachelor” began on September 20, meaning Martinez would have been on location at the time her mother thought she went missing.

Bekah Martinez/Instagram

Contestants aren’t allowed to have access to their phones while on set and have very limited access to the world outside of filming. However, Martinez hasn’t been radio silent since being reported missing.

As The North Coast Journal pointed out, Martinez has been regularly active on social media since November 22, after telling her followers on September 17 that she was “giving up [her] phone and social media for the next several weeks.”

After learning that she has been “missing” since November, Martinez took to Twitter to joke about the mishap, tweeting:

MOM. how many times do I have to tell you I don’t get cell service on The Bachelor??

She then added:

Well, at least now Martinez’s mother knows her daughter is safe and sound, but we wonder if she also knows who won the Bachelor’s heart?

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