Ermelinda Angelica Alvarado
Alvarado, approximately 2019
Date reported missing : 04/10/2019
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 09/15/1985 (35)
Age at the time of disappearance: 33 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6, 110 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and pink and black Nike sneakers.
Medical conditions : Alvarado has struggled with an addiction to Vicodin, a prescription pain medication. She spent a few days in a rehabilitation center weeks before she went missing.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Hispanic female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Alvarado's ears are pierced. She has bEthnicity : s on her teeth. Her nickname is Erma.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Alvarado was last seen in Merced, California on April 10, 2019. She had rented a red Hyundai Elantra while her husband was on a business trip to Texas.
At 2:25 a.m., she called her sister and said she was driving to Florida to visit their brother. A few minutes later, she called her husband and said she wanted to drive to Texas to be with him. He told her to go back home and pick him up at the airport when he arrived home. At 9:37 a.m., she posted a video on one of her social media accounts; it showed her alone in the desert near Blythe, California.
Her sister kept trying to call her, and later that morning Alvarado finally answered. She said she'd been in a car accident and two men had tried to take her car and keys and she had had to run for her life. Almost three hours later, she answered a call from her brother-in-law and said a friend had picked her up and they were en route to Los Angeles, California. This is the last time anyone spoke to her.
Alvarado was supposed to pick her husband up at the Fresno Yosemite International Airport when he returned from Texas, but she wasn't there when he arrived. She has never been heard from again.
On April 11, the rented Hyundai was found abandoned off eastbound Interstate 10 in a remote desert area between the towns of Blythe and Indio, California, near the Arizona border. Alvarado's purse, identification, cash and credit cards were inside it, but her cellular phone were missing. Her family has taken numerous trips to search the desert in Riverside County where the car was found. In one of their searches, they found Alvarado's shoes, but no other sign of her. Police stated the area was frequented by drug mules.
Alvarado has eight children between 6 and 23; five of them are her biological children, and she adopted the other three. It's uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning or not be in touch with her family by phone, text or social media. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Merced Police Department
Interactive Missing Person Search Map