LITTLEROCK –More than two months have passed since 28-year-old Monique “Mo” Figueroa vanished without a trace, and loved ones are hoping to bring renewed attention to the Littlerock mother’s disappearance.
Family members are inviting the entire community to a prayer vigil this Sunday, July 26, at 7 p.m., at the Littlerock Community Church, located at 7854 Pearblossom Highway.
“We need to let the sheriff’s department know that Monique matters. She is someone’s mom, daughter, sister and cousin… we need the public’s help to show up and pray,” stated close family friend Stacy Stilwell.
Monique has been missing since May 19 at approximately 4 a.m., when she was last seen driving from her residence in the 7200 block of East Avenue U-12 in Littlerock.
Her abandoned 2004 Mercedes Benz was found May 30 off a road in Juniper Hills, which prompted authorities to release a “Missing Person” Special Bulletin. (Read it here.)
Monique’s vehicle is not burgundy, as stated in the LASD bulletin; it is black with black rims, family members said. Monique’s father, Jeff Figueroa, believes his daughter may have been abducted.
“Somebody ran her car off the road before it was dumped in a field,” Jeff Figueroa said last month. He said he was told there was “evidence of a struggle on the car.”
Family members and loved ones have grown frustrated with the investigation, believing that the case is being neglected by law enforcement.
Monique’s family has launched a fundraising campaign to pay for missing person flyers, media advertisement and a private investigator in hopes of getting answers.
“The family needs closure,” Stilwell said, adding that Monique missed her daughter’s third birthday on July 3. “Someone knows something… please come forward! They can remain anonymous.”
Family members will update the community on all new developments concerning Monique Figueroa at the prayer vigil Sunday.
They’re hoping that those unable to attend the vigil can contribute to the cost of bringing attention to Monique’s disappearance. To contribute to this effort, visit http://www.gofundme.com/FindingMo.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective Shonka or Detective Holston of the Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.
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