Bekah Martinez Reveals How She Became a Missing Persons Case

If you follow The Bachelor Spoilers, Bekah M's elimination probably wasn't a huge shock.

But you know what was weird for everyone? Reports that Bekah M's mother reported her missing while she was on The Bachelor

As you'll see in the video below, Bekah herself is now explaining everything to Jimmy Kimmel.

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If you read our The Bachelor recap or watched the episode, you know that Bekah Martinez — the famously young contestant — was finally eliminated from the competition.

Tia, in her desperation to win Arie, sabotaged Bekah M by telling Arie that the 22-year-old isn't ready for marriage.

And then Bekah got eliminated, though Tia didn't really do herself any favors, either.

All of this comes on top of the story of how Bekah came to be reported missing to the police.

As the story goes, Bekah Martinez's mother didn't know where Bekah was while she was on The Bachelor, vying for Arie Lyendyk Jr's heart. And so her mother ended up reporting her missing.

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As you'll see in the video below, Bekah — though she was definitely reported missing — wants to clear the air, which is why she spoke to Jimmy Kimmel.

"I wanted to set the record straight. See, a lot of people thought I lied to my mother, saying that I was on a farm when I was actually on The Bachelor."

Very specifically, a marijuana farm in Northern California. Police note that some such farms are still unlicensed, and any illegal business can be dangerous. Particularly for a young woman.

"But no, I had already been eliminated from the show."

Which, of course, happened under the cover of secrecy. But she did head out of town for a while.

"And I just decided to go up to the mountains for a couple of weeks."

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She describes how her mother came to worry.

"And I was there for six or seven days without phone service, [and] I thought that I was going to have phone service. And I'd told my mother that I would."

Some parents are fine with that (again, Bekah is an adult). Others, well, start to panic. And apparently Bekah realized that she'd been out of touch for too long.

"And you know, I just had this weird feeling on like the sixth or seventh day, I was like 'I need to go home now.'"

But it was a little too late.

"So I got in my car, drove to where I had service, called my parents. And, yeah, come to find out, only twelve hours before, my mother called the Humboldt Sheriff’s Department saying that I was missing."

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Bekah does clarify that yes, this was a marijuana farm, though she clearly prefers to characterize the place as "the mountains."

"I’m not a weed farmer. I’m still a nanny in L.A."

Obviously, folks, she doesn't want to get a reputation. See, her friend has a marijuana farm.

Bekah was just there visiting in the aftermath of what must have been a bizarre and high-pressure experience filming The Bachelor.

Also, it's great that she and so many of her fellow contenders keep in touch.

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Our favorite part of that interview might be when Bekah confesses that she'd have preferred if the leading man had been Peter.

You and the viewers both, girl. The Bachelor Nation has not been subtle about how they feel about Peter or about Arie.

And speaking of Arie's reputation with fans, it was speculated before this season got started that Arie was on the show to build up his brand.

Bekah is 22. Arie wouldn't endear himself to anyone by sending her home in the first episode, but his glaring age gap would have made him seem creepy if he'd taken her too close to the end. For this reason, a lot of fans were not surprised to see Bekah go.

But a lot of folks were sorry to see her leave. She was such a treat.

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Arielle Kebbel: Asking For Help Finding Missing Sister

You might recognize actress Arielle Kebbel from any number of roles, from playing Lexi on The Vampire Diaries to her appearance in the upcoming Fifty Shades Freed.

Arielle’s sister, Julie Kebbel, is missing in L.A. and she is begging fans and followers to help locate her.

Over the weekend, Kim Cattrall’s missing brother was found dead at 55. Let us hope that Arielle’s sister is found alive and safe.

Arielle Kebbel took to Instagram to post:

“ALERT! My SiSTER Julia Kebbel is MISSING. Her Instagram and Twitter is @jkebbz pls go there to see more pictures of her.”

(We have included multiple reference photos of Julia in this post)

“If you have seen her or know anything about her, pls DM me, contact the police, or pls call Dennis at 407-739-8991 . Pls RT share this info with everyone.”

The post has been spread and circulated by fans.

In a lengthier, more informative post, Arielle writes:

“My SiSTER JULIA KEBBEL is MISSING. Pls REPOST. She was last seen in silver lake, walking her chocolate lab, Cindy, at 11 pm wed night. 1/31/18.”

Silver Lake is an Eastside neighborhood in L.A. This information is followed by a physical description.

“She is 5’3 . Weighs about 105 pounds. Fair skin. Bleach blonde short hair. She has tattoos on both [forearms].”

We’re talking about a very tiny woman, folks. We hope that nothing awful has happened to her.

Arielle goes into further detail about her sister’s tattoos.

“She has a spiritual symbol w/ a key and the words promise on one fore arm and a blue Phoenix rising on the other.”

Here is a photo:

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Those tattoos are beautiful and unique and should be fairly easy to recognize.

“Pls scroll through pictures to see details. Her chocolate lab is named Cindy Crawford. She is chipped. If anyone finds the dog or has seen her, pls let us know.”

If someone found a dog wandering around without her human, they might take her to a vet to see if she can be identified and reunited. That could provide clues as to Julia’s location.

(Though of course we all hope that Julie and Cindy are both together and safe)

“Julia’s Instagram and Twitter is @jkebbz pls go there to see more pictures of her. If you have seen her or know anything about her, pls DM me and call 911.”

This is the missing poster:

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In a statement that Entertainment Tonight obtained, Arielle Kebbel pleads for help finding her sister.

“My family and I are asking for any and all information that may help in our search for my sister, Julia.”

It’s good that she’s using her platform to share this message.

“We are so grateful and touched by the incredible support we have received from everyone.”

Other actors have also echoed her posts.

“We are hopeful that she is safe and will not stop looking until she is back home with us.”

The fact that Arielle is describing the tattoos could mean that she’s hoping that someone noticed such unique tattoos and remembers seeing a woman matching that description.

It could also mean that she fears that her sister may be unable to respond to her own name and might need to be identified using only visual cues.

That is a horrifying thing to contemplate.

Like Arielle, we hope that Julia is found safe and healthy with her dog, Cindy.


Bekah Martinez: The Bachelor Contestant Listed on Missing Persons Report, Found on Show

Sometimes we see The Bachelor spoilers coming ahead of time. Other times not so much, such as in the bizarre case of Bekah Martinez.

No, we’re not talking about her age (so damn young!) but the fact that she was on a Missing Persons List prior to being found …

… on The Bachelor.

Yes, she was just removed from a missing persons list in California after someone recognized her from the hit show, according to reports.

The strange saga unfolded after the North Coast Journal asked if readers knew any of 35 people declared missing in Humboldt County.

One did.

Acting on a tip from a member of Bachelor Nation, the publication compared Martinez’s Instagram photos to her missing person’s photo.

At that point, they reached out to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, where officials reached out to her using her phone number on file.

It worked. After speaking to Bekah Martinez, officials confirmed that she was indeed not missing, and she was removed from the list.

According to the sheriff’s office, the now-infamous Martinez was reported missing by her mother at about 1:06 a.m. on November 18.

The mom hadn’t heard from her since November 12; Martinez last told her she was planning on working at a marijuana farm in the area.

Martinez’s mother told deputies she she asked Bekah to come home; Bekah refused, and said she would see her in 7-8 days.

At the time, Martinez told her mom that she was near Eureka, Calif., an area about 45 minutes from any known marijuana farm.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office attempted to contact Martinez and others associated with her, receiving no response.

The case went to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, where a deputy contacted Martinez’s mother.

According to Martinez’s mother, Bekah had contacted her late in the afternoon on November 18, stating that she was headed home.

As of December 12, no one had heard from her, and deputies were not able to make direct contact with Martinez after that point.

Thus, she was entered into the Missing and Unidentified Persons System and not removed until The Bachelor fan’s sighting.

Bekah may have left her mom hanging, but she’s been active on Twitter and Instagram throughout the time she’s been missing.

On September 17, long before she disappeared, she posted that she was “giving up” her phone and social media for weeks.

This was for The Bachelor.

She resumed posting November 23 after she finished filming (incidentally, if you want to know who will win The Bachelor, follow the link). 

Bekah addressed her Missing Persons status on Twitter: “MOM. how many times do I have to tell you I don’t get cell service on The Bachelor??”

“Honestly the scariest thing about this story is that my efforts to conceal The Worst Drivers License Photo Of All Time have been thwarted.”

Clearly she’s not taking this too seriously.

As for the marijuana farm component of this story, Northern California has long been known as fertile ground for the product.

Now that it’s legal, gigs on the farms are seen as a good way to make money, but often times are in remote places with no cell service.

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According to officials, many of the farms don’t have permits and are still illegal, and many who go to work on them don’t come back.

“It’s something that we’ve been battling with for years,” said one local official to People. “It’s actually a huge problem here.”

“I’m sure that her mother had a legitimate concern … women can be held against their will, or forced to do things they don’t want to do.”

Sounds even worse than being on The Bachelor.


The Bachelor: Winter Games Cast List Released! Who’s Missing?!

If you already follow The Bachelor Spoilers, you have a pretty good idea of how this season ends.

But you have something else to look forward to, starting the night before Valentine’s Day. It’s something new.

It’s called The Bachelor: Winter Games, and now we finally know the cast. And there’s a huge surprise!

The Bachelor is about a man trying to choose one woman among many to be the love of his life … for a few months, usually.

The Bachelorette has the same premise, but with a woman choosing between male suitors.

And then there’s Bachelor in Paradise. On that messy, messy spin-off, faves (and villains) from the two leading shows meet, mingle, and hook up for everyone’s entertainment.

Premiering on February 13th, The Bachelor: Winter Games is going to work along similar lines, in that the people you see will be familiar faces from the Bachelor Nation.

Or should we say … the Bachelor Nations.

As ABC explains:

“Throughout the run of The Bachelor Winter Games, fans can expect twists and turns on and off the ski mountain, as well as romance, heartbreak, love and, of course, roses.”

Contestants will come from Bachelor spin-offs from all over the world. Because yes, the franchise is that big.

“The bachelors and bachelorettes will participate in challenges from winter biathlon to ice dancing, with date cards being given to the winners of each challenge.”

Hopefully, things won’t be too athletically strenuous. They’re all beautiful, but most have desk jobs.

“Romantic dates will test the bachelors’ and bachelorettes’ perseverance in pursuing relationships with one another while faced with language barriers and cultural differences, including some amusing issues with intimacy.”

So, in case you were worried that there wouldn’t be any romantic drama … you can stop worrying.

Let’s take a look at which familiar names and faces will be representing Team USA!

Ben Higgins

Michael Garofola

Dean Unglert

Ashley Iaconetti

Luke Pell

Eric Bigger

Lesley Murphy

Josiah Graham

Clare Crawley

Jamie Kocan

Other contestants will be playing for Australia, Canada, Finland, Japan, Switzerland and Germany (one team), the UK, New Zealand, and China.

Incidentally, when we told you about this series event months ago, we mentioned that Peter Kraus would be making his Bachelor come-back on this spin-off.

It’s strange to not see his name on this list.

Don’t get us wrong — we’re excited for other things, from absolute legend Nancy Kerrigan’s promised appearance (as a guest) to what we hope will be Dean Unglert’s redemption arc.

But it’s not just that people in general would like to see Peter Kraus on the show. We heard months ago that this was his next thing. So … what happened?

Maybe this twist is just because of a falling out between Peter Kraus and producers. We sure hope not, but it’s possible.

It may be, however, that he will be on the list … but was for some reason momentarily excluded. Perhaps because he was already known? That doesn’t make sense, but we’re spitballing, here.

It is also possible that Peter Kraus has something else lined up on this franchise. Perhaps something a little more exciting … like, say, if he’s already lined up to be The Bachelor in 2019.

Finally, it’s possible that he just had an injury or something else that prevented him from taking part. Which would be tragic on multiple levels.

ABC is expected to release two more names for the cast list (at least). Perhaps Peter’s will be one of them.

We’re not sure, but we’ll be sure to let you know when we know more.


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