FBI Searching For Yvonne Baldelli, Laguna Niguel Woman Missing in Panama

The FBI is searching for a Laguna Niguel woman who moved to Panama last year and has been missing for five months.

Yvonne Baldelli, 42, was last seen Nov. 26 on Carenero Island in Panama's Bocas del Toro province, according to family members who set up a Facebook page to help find her.

"Our family is forever grateful for the volunteers that have helped us and the people who assisted with the search for Yvonne yesterday," the family's most recent Facebook post says.

Baldelli reportedly moved to Panama in September, with her boyfriend, Brian Brimager, a retired U.S. Marine. Authorities say the couple had a rocky relationship, and Brimager is the key figure under investigation.

According to a Los Angeles Times report, Brimager told others that Baldelli had left him, before he moved back to Southern California.

The Times reports that within weeks of returning to the U.S., Brimager married another woman, Kristin Werkhoven, on Dec. 31.

The Department of Judicial Investigation in Panama has offered a $3,000 reward for information leading to Baldelli's location.


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