Mireya Rodriguez Trujillo traveled by bus from her Huntington Beach home to the first day of a cooking class at the Cypress College School of Continuing Education on Tuesday morning, according to Cypress police Sgt. Dean Pinvidic.
When Trujillo arrived at the class, she mistakenly handed the teacher a letter regarding a counseling session on campus in August instead of her admittance record to the class, Pinvidic said. She was told to come back in August, and must have thought the class was canceled and left campus, Pinvidic said.
Surveillance video from the college shows her leaving campus at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Pinvidic said.
“We’ve walked all of those apartment complexes in the area, pulling surveillance video, and so far we’re striking out,” Pinvidic said.
Police are now seeking surveillance video from buses to see if she got on one after leaving campus, Pinvidic said.
Trujillo is “very shy” and unlikely to seek help, he said.
Trujillo was not carrying a credit card or cell phone, Pinvidic said, but did have two one-day bus passes.
“We’re blanketing the area with fliers and we have a whole volunteer crew out there knocking on doors and checking area motels,” Pinvidic said.
Trujillo is 5-foot-2 and weighs 133 pounds. She has brown hair and eyes and was last seen wearing a white shirt with a blue, flower print, blue jeans and orange tennis shoes, Pinvidic said.
–City News Service