Missing mom leaves neighbors wanting answers

UPDATE -- A large police presence searching for Maria Gomez, 42, leaves neighbors wondering if the investigation is more than a missing person's case. 

 “If they do find her, I hope they find her alive not dead cause she got kids to support," said Orlando Cardenas, Gomez's back door neighbor. 

Cardenas says that he say Gomez just last night and she appeared "normal."

According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, Gomez went missing in her neighborhood on Oakland Drive around 8 p.m, July 4th. 

But with at least five deputy cars and two crime scene units present, neighbors say it's odd for Gomez, a mother of three, to have just gone missing. 

"The cops have been out here all day long and said they didn’t find nothing, so I don’t know what to believe," said Cardenas. 

LSCO tells Fox 4 they will not give any additional information today as it is an active investigation. 

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LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Deputies have blocked off the street at the scene of a search for a Bonita Springs woman who has been reported missing.

Lee County Sheriff's detectives started searching for 42-year-old Maria Gomez after she was reported missing from the area of Oakland Drive, just off Bonita Beach Road near Interstate 75.

She was last seen around 8pm on July 4th.

On Thursday, investigators blocked the street off and crime scene detectives arrived at the scene.

 

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