Subsequently, after matching her missing persons photo up to Martinez's public Instagram account and finding out that indeed, it was a match - the publication reached out to the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office.
The Bachelor contestant, interesting enough, has been active on social media for the entirety of her appearing on this missing person's report. "Rebekah Helena Martinez was last seen November 12, 2017", read the report. She apparently wasn't calling her mom, but she wasn't exactly missing.
The story titled "The Humboldt 35: Why does Humboldt County have the highest rate of missing persons reports in the state?" was published on Facebook on Thursday in a post that asked readers if they recognized anyone.
Ten minutes later, the deputy emailed Karges back: "I just got off the phone with Rebekah". The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office told the Journal that Martinez had reportedly gone to Humboldt County to work on a marijuana farm. On Twitter, Bekah quoted a link to the Journal's story, saying, "MOM. how many times do I have to tell you I don't get cell service on The Bachelor??".
It would sort of make sense - in as much as any of this makes sense - if Martinez had simply run off to the Bachelor mansion without telling anyone. Seriously one of the contestants, Bekah M. was listed as a missing person on the California Department of Justice's website.
However, she remained active on social media, writing nearly 30 posts on Instagram since she went "missing", including one post on November 22, just four days after she was reported missing.
She also took the time to mock her driver's license photo. The California Attorney General's website features an entry for the 22-year-old reality star, who is seen in a photo wearing peacock feather earrings. She told her followers on September 17 that she was "giving up" her phone and social media for several weeks, possibly because the show's contestants are cut off from their phones, as well as television and the internet during filming.