CBI issues alert for missing Grand Junction woman

The CBI issued an alert for a missing Grand Junction woman.
The CBI issued an alert for a missing Grand Junction woman.(Mesa County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Nov. 17, 2022 at 2:22 PM MST|Updated: Nov. 18, 2022 at 10:55 AM MST
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - The Colorado Bureau of Investigation issued an Endangered Missing Alert on Wednesday afternoon for Grand Junction resident Melissa Gonzalez.

The CBI states that Gonzalez was last seen on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. at the 29 Mile Apartments at 2915 Orchard Avenue. Gonzalez also visited the Dollar Tree in Fruita about seven hours before she disappeared, say authorities. She was last seen wearing a gray sweater, a black jacket, jeans, and sandals.

Gonzalez was last seen at 2915 Orchard Avenue.
Gonzalez was last seen at 2915 Orchard Avenue.(KKCO/KJCT)

According to the alert, Gonzalez was driving a blue 2007 Honda Element with a Colorado license plate reading BQW-808. The Element also has a star-shaped sticker located on the right hand side, above the bumper.

Deputies say that she may have traveled westbound on I-70 towards the Utah border between the hours of 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. on the night she went missing.

Gonzalez's vehicle is a blue 2007 Honda Element with a Colorado license plate reading "BQW-808."
Gonzalez's vehicle is a blue 2007 Honda Element with a Colorado license plate reading "BQW-808."(Mesa County Sheriff's Office)

Gonzalez is described as a 70-year-old white woman with blonde hair and blue eyes. Her height is listed as five feet tall, and she weighs around 96 pounds.

If you see her, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office asks that you call 911 or the main office at (970) 242-6707.