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Missing Woman's Parents Speak To 11 News

By: McKenzie Martin Email
By: McKenzie Martin Email


Police are intensifying the search for a missing Colorado Springs woman.

It's been five days since Jaclyn Funderburg was reported missing. Her family spoke exclusively with KKTV 11 News.

Police said every day that passes their investigation becomes more pressing and more frustrating, but they are still treating this investigation as a missing person's case.

Jaclyn's parents, who live in Ohio, came to Colorado Springs to search for their daughter.

"We have eight children and we never expected anything like this to happen,” said Vicki Funderburg, Jaclyn’s mother.

Her parents said when they found out Jaclyn hadn't shown up for work on Thursday morning they knew something was terribly wrong.

"It's not like her, she’s got a baby, she's got a job," said her father, Jerry Funderburg.

"She would not do this,” said Vicki.

Her parents have been hanging up flyers and driving around the areas where their daughter used to live.

"We're doing our own search, trying to look for her,” said Vicki. “We still have some hope."

"It's been about 5 or 6 days now and everyday that goes by you're running out of hope," said Jerry.

Jaclyn was last seen with Salvator Esquivel-Castillo, her ex-boyfriend. It’s a fact that is very concerning.

"He broke her jaw before and he's left marks on her neck,” said Jerry. “He’s assaulted her a few times."

KKTV had the only camera in the courtroom when Castillo was arraigned. He is now being called a person of interest in Funderburg’s disappearance.

Castillo was arrested on Thursday on second-degree assault charges from an altercation with Funderburg that happened in May. According to a court document, Castillo punched Funderburg on both sides of her jaw, causing her to sustain two fractures.

Her parents believe he may have had something to do with her disappearance, and are just praying their daughter may still be ok.

"We just want her home."

Jaclyn was last seen with her boyfriend in a 1999 white Cadillac. If you have any information please call police at 444-7000.


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