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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7 comments for "Second vigil set for missing Littlerock woman"
Sorry to sound redundant but this important detail I forgot: LE can rdmatch vehicle paint to an exact vehicle through the VIN and if that vehicle was manufactured after a certain time between 2004 and 2006 it likely has some sort of GPS technology in it which believe it or not can be traced and is kept on file by vehicle or GPS data bases first step is identify the vehicle used through paint matching do an ownership search and a GPS history search through either the manufacturer of the vehicle or the GPS. Also are there no traffic cameras along the route where her car was found? Get FBI involved if not already. Hopefully she is just hiding somewhere but if McKell’s case is frozen it could mean she was their key witness. I would scour over his jail visits & phone calls & sort through social media friends who were online viewing any posts related to her trip plans. Contact Facebook they trace & solve crimes fast & efficiently. After all, the CIA & NSA bought their facial recognition technology.
OUR HEARTS & PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU & FAMILY JEFF. Can somebody please find out & answer if forensic vehicle paint testing has been conducted to determine the make-model-color of vehicle(s) that ran her off road? This is critical. It stands to reason it would take 2 vehicles to achieve this unless she had stopped for or been flagged down by a vehicle she recognized.
Heart & prayers out to you Jeff. Somebody please answer ONE QUESTION: HAS A FORENSIC PAINT MATCHING TEST BEEN CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE WHAT MAKE & MODEL VEHICLE RAN HER OFF THE ROAD? Anybody having worked in special ops or clandestine services will tell you this probably required two vehicles unless she was stopped by a vehicle she recognized. Earlier I posted:
All electronic data is saved for at least 5 years as we know from Edward Snowden’s revelations about goverment data collection & surveillence. Het cell phone provider must forfeit all records & assist law enforcement under federal law somebody just needs to go demand it. Does not matter if phone is off or disconnected records & history exist. In databases. Whoever friend is that received call should forfeit phone to LE & BE LOOKED AT AS POSSIBLE WITNESS.
Earlier i said:
Cell phone data is the missing puzzle piece here. LE has ability & technology to do a data scour, pinpoint exact location of phones if location service is turned on in settings. Location of cell phones can also be traced by using wifi or data connect points including any social media apps on phone. Even if location is turned off tower triangulation can be used to locate phone. Little known to public is cell phone proximity which will show any & all phones around her phone at the time. Its pretty unpopulated there on that stretch of road especially at 4 a.m. so it would be maybe a few dozen signals at the most in that area. Running a proxinity screen will give you all the ESIN #S OF PHONES ANYWHERE NEAR HERS AT TIME OF DISAPPEARENCE. Locate those phones & interrogate owners. Cell phone search warrants are rubber stamped by local judges these days. Social media is also key. Somebody knew when & where she was going or possibly her friends she was going to visit gave info to those responsible whether knowingly or unknowingly. WHERE THE HECK IS THE FORENSIC PAINT MATCHING TO ID VEHICLE THAT RAN HER OFF ROAD? SO sad could be solved by now if these tools are used. Hope this helps. Bad Sherrif! Lazy!
All of the neglect,sounds like the family needs to get a good attorney…that should get them moving,I would make sure all of the wrong information was retracted…and putting a suspended detective on the case….big mistake….and Nancy Grace needs to redo the story…with Moniques dad, not a lt that was just assigned the case and clearly knew nothing because of the first big mistake putting a suspended det on her case…I wonder had it been one of their own would it have been handeled the same
I wouldn’t and couldn’t imagine the feeling I’d have if any of my three children were missing. I have a 28 yr old, 24 yr old and 14 yr old and it would infuriate me if authorities weren’t doing what they are suppose to *continue* to do.
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Wow!! I am shocked at this story. I went to elementary, middle, and highschool with her. Cant believe she is misisng now. My prayers go out to her family.