Detectives seek public’s help to locate Nayeli rodriguez-espain
Homicide Bureau detectives and family members are seeking assistance in locating Nayeli Rodriguez, a 19-year-old missing woman. The plea for information about her current location was made during a press conference held Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at the Homicide Bureau offices in Monterey Park.
Nayeli Rodriguez, also known as Nayeli Rodriguez-Espain, was last seen at 8:30 A.M. on Thursday, May 21, 2020, in the 1100 block of East Florence Avenue, unincorporated Los Angeles County. At that time, she wore a blue, short-sleeved t-shirt, black leggings, black tennis shoes, and had a small backpack with green decorations on it.
Before her disappearance, Nayeli anticipated returning to community college in the upcoming semester. She worked to help support her family by selling various items in shopping center parking lots throughout the South Los Angeles area. Since her disappearance, there has been no activity on her cellphone or social media platforms. Detectives searched far and wide to locate Nayeli and determined that neither her relatives who reside locally, nor relatives in México, have heard from her.
Some of Nayeli’s favorite activities are going to the beach and spending time with friends and family. Until May 21, Nayeli was in frequent communication with others close to her and was interactive on social media platforms, making her sudden silence unusual; Nayeli never went missing before and only left home for hours at a time, never days.
“I’m desperate more than ever,” pleaded Nayeli’s mother, Maria Espain, in Spanish during the conference. “I don’t know the truth. Help me, please, to find her, or something. Please.” “She was a good girl,” said Mrs. Espain. “I’m asking the public if they have any tips or something to, please, tell us something. I want my daughter back.”
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Missing Persons Unit at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google Play or the Apple App Store, or by using the website.