Orange County sheriff's deputies this afternoon found Erica Melissa Alonso's white 2014 Honda Civic EX in Aliso Viejo, but the 27-year-old who has been missing since a Valentine's date ended is still no where to be found.
The Honda was found about 2 p.m. in the area of Cedarbrook and Redwood, in Aliso Viejo's Glenwood Park neighborhood, according to Lt. Jeff Hallock, the sheriff's spokesman.
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Investigators came to the area to question neighbors and try to collect additional evidence from the area around the Honda, Hallock said, noting that the vehicle was towed so it may be processed for more evidence as well.
Alonso, who resides in Laguna Hills, was last seen early Sunday, Feb. 15, after leaving her boyfriend's house in Irvine. They had gone there with another couple they met at Sutra Lounge in Costa Mesa. Alonso, who got into a verbal fight with her boyfriend, left about 15 minutes after the couple did in the early morning hours.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Unit at 714.647.7055 or 714.647.7000. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855.847.6227 (855-TIP-OCCS), via occrimestoppers.org or by texting to 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S) from a cell phone. (All text messages should begin with the letters "OCCS".)