The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office informed the state Attorney General's missing persons database, and up went Martinez's driver's license photo.
Apparently, Bekah had gone to Humboldt County to work on a marijuana farm and was off the grid for almost a week, which prompted her mother to file the missing person status. On Feb. 1, according to SF Gate, Martinez's photo appeared in a local newspaper article about missing persons.
Her information has since been removed.
Martinez immediately caught the attention of some readers because, well, she isn't exactly missing - you know, considering that she just so happens to be a contestant on this season of "The Bachelor". "Bekah had told her she was coming to Humboldt County to work on a marijuana farm and she wouldn't be able to contact her for a week or so".
Bekah's mother did, in fact, hear from her daughter on the afternoon of November 18, when Bekah stated she was headed home. On November 23, 11 days after she was reported missing, Martinez started posting again-but apparently, no one bothered to tell the police that.
But, despite her face airing on national television every Monday night, for a couple months, she was listed as a missing person.More news: Pelicans, Bulls Reach Agreement On Nikola Mirotic Trade
Amy Bonner O'Brien of Trinidad was the first to respond to the Facebook post and identify Martinez as a contestant on the current season of "The Bachelor". Her next post was dated November 22. They found her on The Bachelor. Not so coincidentally, this timeline perfectly aligns with The Bachelor's shooting schedule.
Bekah M took the news of her Missing Persons Report in stride, tweeting on Friday morning, "MOM. how many times do I have to tell you I don't get cell service on The Bachelor?".
Hopefully, this incident will give officials an incentive to be more attentive to missing persons' social media in the future and serve as a reminder to folks to do not forget to keep their worrisome parents informed of their whereabouts.More news: Justice Department Won't Be Retrying Senator Bob Menendez On Corruption Charges
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Martinez initially posted on September 17 that she was "giving up" her phone and social media for a while, while keeping her reality show gig a secret.More news: The Battle For Azeroth Launches Summer 2018