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Garden Grove couple goes missing in Tijuana

Garden Grove police encouraged anyone with information about the two to call Detective Richard Desbiens at 714-741-5810.

TIJUANA, Baja California — Garden Grove police Tuesday asked for the public's help tracking down a couple who went missing in Tijuana.

Maria Lopez, 65, and Jesus Guillen, 70, drove a pickup truck down to Tijuana on Friday to collect rent from tenants at properties in Mexico, said Garden Grove Police Department Lt. Carl Whitney.

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The two were due back on Friday afternoon, but when their daughter could not get in touch with them she called police about 7:10 p.m. Friday, Whitney said.

The couple's daughter, Norma Rizo, told News 8 she is in Mexico searching for her parents. Norma said it is too difficult not only to talk about the investigation but the love for her parents. 

Norma was tracking her parents through a "find my phone" online service for iPhones, and it showed that the couple was still at their property in Tijuana, but a relative there said they weren't around, Whitney said. Then the phone went dead and she could not track them anymore, Whitney said.

The pickup truck was found near their property, Whitney said.

A Rosarito bulletin said the couple stayed with their son-in-law who was going to take the couple to the bank and go to their rental in the Obrera neighborhood on Donato Guerra Street before returning to the U.S.

Garden Grove police encouraged anyone with information about the two to call Detective Richard Desbiens at 714-741-5810.

San Diego Police is not involved in the investigation, but the FBI and Mexican authorities have been contacted.