Santa Ana police are trying to determine what happened to a 21-year-old mother who vanished without a trace nearly two weeks ago.
Police say Claudia Reyes was last seen with her husband Eddy on the evening of May 6 at their California apartment complex by their landlord. She did not show up for her shift at El Pollo Loco the following day.
“She didn’t call in,” Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna tells PEOPLE. “She just didn’t show up for her day of work. That is why the people at El Pollo Loco thought it was odd because she always shows up and she flat out didn’t show up.”
Bertagna says Claudia’s family in El Salvador has also not heard from the mother of a four-year-old son since May 6.
“She communicated with her mom on a regular basis,” says Bertagna. “That all stopped around the 6th. She didn’t contact her family on Mother’s Day. She didn’t see her son on Mother’s Day so that seems odd as well.”
Since she was last seen, Claudia Reyes has not used her credit cards, phone or social media.
“We have the whole team on this case,” says Bertagna. “They have dropped their open cases and this is a priority. She is a priority missing for us just based on the circumstances.”
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Eddy Reyes reported his wife missing on May 11, saying he last talked to her around 10:30 p.m. on May 7. She allegedly told him she had plans to go clubbing with friends.
“He dropped her off at a McDonald’s in Santa Ana,” Reyes’ attorney Marlin Stapleton tells PEOPLE. “He saw her get into a black SUV. He saw the driver and she was a female. That is all he could tell us. He said he could see other people but he couldn’t tell because the windows were tinted.”
Stapleton says Eddy Reyes didn’t report his wife missing right away because she had disappeared for 24-hours in March and he got bad advice from a family law attorney.
“When she recently went missing he called his family law attorney right away and asked him to call her lawyer to find out if they had heard anything from her and no one had,” says Stapleton. “So he said he wanted to make a report and the attorney told him to hold off because she had been missing before.”
Stapleton says Eddy Reyes waited another two days and then filed a missing persons report.
Police say Reyes originally declined to speak to detectives but spoke to them with his attorney present on Wednesday.
“We gave them as much information as we possibly could find or think of to try and locate her,” says Stapleton.
Stapleton says during the two-hour interview, they informed police that Claudia had two Facebook accounts.
“All we know is she had at least two Facebook accounts one of those accounts was secretive where he was not allowed to access it and has no idea what activity was taking place on that account,” he says. “She had another Facebook account that was in her married name that he was able to look at. We provided that information to investigators and hopefully that is where they will find some answers.”
The couple, who met in El Salvador while Eddy Reyes was on vacation, had been in the midst of a divorce but had recently reconciled, says Stapleton.
In the past, police responded to nine domestic disturbance calls at Reyes’s home, but no one was ever arrested, Bertagna says.
Bertagna says Reyes is not considered a suspect.
“At this time he is not a suspect,” he says. ” For us it still remains a missing person case. We want his help. If he dropped her off and she left with some people we would like to know who those people are.”