UPDATE: Missing Endangered Adult

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UPDATE:  New Photos of Missing Woman

November 22, 2022 - The Mesa County Sheriff's Office has obtained photos from the Dollar General in Fruita of Melissa Gonzales seven hours before she went missing. The photos show Ms. Gonzales entering the store wearing the same clothing she was wearing when she went missing. The other photo is of the rear of her 2007 blue Honda Element with a sticker located on the lower right-hand side above the bumper.  The only description available of the sticker is there is a "star" on it.

Melissa Gonzales was last seen leaving the 29 Mile Apartments in Grand Junction at approximately 5:30 pm on Tuesday, November 15.  Later that evening she was possibly traveling on I-70 near the Utah border between the hours of 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm. If you or anyone you know was traveling along that same route and remembers seeing her vehicle please report any information immediately to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office at 970-242-6707.


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November 19, 2022 - The Mesa County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance as the search for missing Melissa Gonzales continues.  After following up on all information and local tips, Investigators have determined those possible sightings were not Ms. Gonzales.  Her whereabouts are still unknown at this time.

Please continue to be on the lookout for Melissa, a 70-year-old, white female,  with blonde hair, and blue eyes, 5' tall, and weighing 96 pounds.  She was last seen wearing a baseball hat, a gray sweater with a black coat, jeans, and sandals. Melissa was driving her blue 2007 Honda Element with Colorado license plate BQW-808 when she disappeared.  If you see Melissa Gonzales or her vehicle please report any information to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office at 970-242-6707.


Mesa County, Colorado - The Mesa County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help locating a missing person.

Melissa Gonzales, 70, was last seen on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 5:30 pm.  She drove away from the 29 Mile Apartments located at  2915 Orchard Avenue in her blue, 2007 Honda Element with Colorado license plate BQW-808.  

Melissa is described as a white female, 70 years old with blonde hair, and blue eyes, 5' tall, and weighing 96 pounds.  She was last seen wearing a gray sweater with a black coat, jeans, and sandals.

​Investigators believe Melissa is still in the Grand Junction area and may be confused or not in a proper state of mind.

If you have information on her whereabouts or see her or her vehicle, please contact the Mesa County Sheriff's Office immediately at (970) 242-6707. ​

Date: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 5:30pm
Reference ID: 
22-36053 BURG

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