A Taft teen missing for nearly four months contacts her mom on the internet. 15-year-old Alisa Wheeler disappeared back in June. No one had seen or heard from her until Friday.
When Alisa vanished it was believed she went to Mexico with her adult boyfriend. Now the family says she is still in Mexico but now with a different man.
Alisa Wheeler went missing around midnight on June 21. Her family believes she left with her adult boyfriend known as Roi. Investigators feared if Alisa made it to Mexico, she would be sold into the sex trade.
The four months since her disappearance have been a nightmare for her mom.
"Its gotten me to the point that I am in counseling. Ive started counseling for myself and my kids that I have at home," said Alisas mom Sheri Simonek.
Then out of the blue she heard from Alisa on Facebook on Friday.
"She told me over and over again how sorry she is she let me down," Simonek said.
Alisa's mom says her daughter did go to Mexico with her then boyfriend, but things changed when they got there
"When she I guess got down there, he was married and she left," Simonek said.
Her mom feels that in order to survive in Mexico, Alisa latched onto another man.
"She says that she is now in Mexico, she is married, and she is pregnant," Simonek said.
All Alisa will tell her mom about her new husband is that he is 23 years old, and his name is Chino. Alisa says she is three months pregnant and living in Baja California, but wont say where.
"I believe she wants to come home, but she is scared for the man she is with now thinking that he is going to go to jail," Simonek said.
Alisa's mom says she wants her daughter home so badly she is willing to pay for her and her new husband to come to Taft.
"If thats what makes her happy and for her to come home, I will help him. Whatever I have to do to get his papers," Simonek said.
She says she is looking for help sorting through the legal questions involved.
"She is 15 and she is legal in Mexico, and they assume that she went there willing and thats why they wont go down there and get her," Simonek said.
Alisa's mom says she spoke to her daughter through Facebook twice over the weekend. She hopes she will continue to talk to her and eventually persuade her to come home.
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