This Season's Craziest Bachelor Twist Didn't Even Happen on The Bachelor

Bekah M. | The Bachelor - ABC.com

The North Coast Journal listed Martinez as one of 35 people missing in Humboldt County.

"After some googling returned some Instagram images that appeared very similar to Martinez's photo on the missing persons page, we reached out to the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office", writer Linda Stansberry reports.

However, procedure requires that sheriff's deputies make "direct contact" with missing persons before they can be removed from the missing person's list. The deputy said that they had spoken with Bekah M. on the phone and confirmed that she is, in fact, alive and well. So, how, exactly did she end up on a missing person register?

But department policy prevents removing someone from the missing persons list without speaking to the person reported missing.

A fan of the reality series recognized Rebekah Helena Martinez, 22, when her headshot was included in a story about missing people in Humboldt County. But on November 18, 2017, her mother filed a report with the authorities after saying she hadn't seen her daughter since November 12.

A month later, Martinez's mother told deputies that her daughter was doing well, but because deputies were unable to speak with the young woman her named remained in the database.

Nearly immediately, a commenter replied to the Facebook post, "Yep, Rebekah Martinez is on this season of The Bachelor", and posted a picture of her computer showing Martinez's profile.

On Sept. 17, Martinez told her followers she was "giving up" her phone and social media for several weeks. There are also a notable number of similarities between Martinez's profile on The Bachelor website, which went up January 1, and the official missing persons report on the Attorney General's website. "Her mother hadn't heard from her since November 12, 2017".

One of the women on that list was Rebekah Martinez, 22, of Fresno. She didn't post again until November 23, a timespan that corresponds with her Bachelor filming schedule.

On Friday, Martinez addressed the mix-up on Twitter in the most daughter voice possible: "MOM. how many times do I have to tell you I don't get cell service on The Bachelor??".

She also took the time to mock her driver's license photo.

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