Case Gone Cold: Where Is This Missing Mother?

By: Lauri Martin Email
By: Lauri Martin Email

Vanished, without a trace for two and a half years, Rosario Olea is still missing. Colorado Springs Police say they suspect foul play in the disappearance of the Colorado Springs mother. They say they've reached a dead-end at this point in the investigation.

Her family holds onto home video of the 29-year-old at her son's second birthday party. The video would end up being the last image of her that was taken just two months before she disappeared on November 18th, 2006.

“She got a phone call and left and never came back," says Patricia Maycott. She still remembers the call she got saying that her sister-in-law never came to pick up her son from his father.

"The first year (she was gone) was really hard. Now, it's a matter of time to wait and see what happens."

A week after Rosa vanished, her car turned up at Zio's Restaurant near Woodmen and I-25. Police never found her phone or her purse.

"This case has reached a point where we've evaluated everything we have to look at. We're now looking for that new piece of evidence, that new piece of information or someone that's heard a rumor and share that with us," said Detective Mike Happ with the Colorado Springs Police Department.

Detective Happ says they've looked at several suspects in Rosa's mysterious disappearance and even nailed down potential motives, but nothing has panned out.

Her son is now growing up without his mom. "He didn't remember his mom. He would see pictures and didn't know until he saw DVD (of home video). She was carrying him and I told him, that's your mommy Rosa."

Patricia tells me the family still believes Rosa is alive. They've even gone as far as to contact a psychic, who believes Rosa is being held against her will.

If you have any information about Rosa Olea's disappearance, cops want to hear from you. Call Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP.


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