The family of a young South Florida woman who went missing on a road trip with her boyfriend is asking the public to help them find her.
Isabella Marin, 21, was last seen by family members on November 23, they said on Tuesday.
Family members said Marin, a gamer and influencer on Twitch, recently met her boyfriend at a festival in Homestead and started acting strange.
Marin had gone to see her mother and stepmother on November 23 and showed up barefoot and covered in sand. She acted strangely and told them she was going on a “trip,” they said.
“She didn’t look like herself, she didn’t act like herself,” said stepmother Adriana Sauma. “She was very together most of the time. She came into my house, she was covered in sand, she jumped on my bed and looked like she hadn’t showered or eaten in a few days.”
Marin didn’t say where she was going, and the family suspected she was on drugs.
Marin’s friend Israel Del Rosario said they visited his father for Thanksgiving in the Suwanee, Georgia area and were on their way to California.
Del Rosario said after Thanksgiving dinner that Marin told them she had to go and drove alone in her car, a black Kia Forte.
Marin’s mother said Del Rosario’s father told her there had been an argument between the two.
“He told me that they got into an argument and that she said goodbye to him in Atlanta. She dropped him off at his father’s,” said mother Olga Jarrin.
On Monday, at the request of Marin’s family, the father filed a missing person report in Georgia.
“I’m really not sure how to feel, it’s someone I love and I will continue to love them dearly,” Del Rosario said in a phone interview on Tuesday. “I am the type of person who is very aware of the energy I nurture and sustain and don’t try to impose it on anyone, no matter where they are. As confusing or disturbing as it is personally, it is something I have to deal with and I cannot allow myself to worry. “