Santa Ana Mother of Boy Goes Missing

Public help was being sought to find a Santa Ana mother who didn't show up to her work at El Pollo Loco earlier this month.

Claudia Lisseth Sanchez Reyes posted a photo on social media May 6, a day before her husband told police he last spoke with her.

"In the report it states he talked to her at 10:30 at night on the seventh and she was going out clubbing with friends," said Anthony Bertagna, a Santa Ana Police Department spokesman.

Reyes was last seen May 6 at the apartment she shared with her husband and son. On May 7, she didn't show up for work at El Pollo Loco.

It was not like her, according to her fellow employees, Bertagna said.

Police said they've responded nine times to the unit and say eight were domestic disturbance calls made by the missing woman.

The husband is not a suspect in her disappearance, Bertagna said.


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Two Santa Ana detectives met with a missing woman's husband, and his attorney says he believes they cleared up any suspicion that he is somehow involved in his wife's disappearance.

"For us right now it's trying to figure out why she's missing, how she's missing and where she might be," Bertagna said.

The missing woman does not have family here except for her husband and 4-year-old son.

Police ask that anyone with information call Detective Corporal Mike Judson at (714) 245-8390 or After hours, please contact the Santa Ana Police Department watch commander at (714) 245-8700 or SAPD dispatch at (714) 834-4211.

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