Dallas police searching for person of interest after Seattle woman vanishes during night out

Jessica Schladebeck, New York Daily News
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Texas authorities on Saturday were seeking out a person of interest in the disappearance of a Seattle woman, who vanished during a night out in Dallas earlier this month.

Marisela Botello was last seen alive late the night of Oct. 5 in Deep Ellum, a downtown area popular for its night life and entertainment venues, according to The Dallas Morning News.

Authorities are looking to question Charles Beltran in connection with the case. They did not provide a description of the suspect but said he was driving a black 2014 Audi A6 with Texas license plates MJG-3114 the night Botello vanished.

Family members told NBC News she traveled to the Texas city to visit an ex-boyfriend. On Oct. 4, the final night of her trip, she wanted to enjoy the city’s nightlife while her former flame did not.

He reported her missing the following day when she did not return.

Botello’s aunt, Dennesly Castillo, said they obtained security video from outside the Select Start bar which shows who they believe to be Marisela leaving the bar with an unknown man. The time stamp was 1:15 a.m., she added.

“She’s an avid traveler and she’s always in contact with someone,” Castillo said of her niece. “She wouldn’t just miss a flight or cut all communication like this.”

Botello is described as a Hispanic woman who is 5-2 and about 115 pounds, with dark brown eyes and dark brown hair.


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