UPDATE: Authorities make contact with missing woman

UPDATE (July 21) — According to the Rapid City Police Department, a fellow law enforcement agency has made contact with a woman reported missing from Rapid City last week.

Esther Wolfe, 21, was last seen on July 13 at work. She was reportedly upset when she was last seen, and had been visited by a man she formerly was in a relationship with and who was known to abuse her.

The RCPD says the fellow law enforcement agency, which wasn’t named, made contact with Wolfe in a neighboring state.

They say they’re still seeking Jesse Sierra, the man who visited her at work, for questioning about his role in the missing person investigation.

Sierra is 33 years old, weighs 185 pounds and is 6 foot 2. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

They’ve asked anyone with information on where he can be found to contact Det. Steve Neavil at 394-4134. An anonymous tip can also be sent by texting the letters ‘RCPD’ and the information to 847411

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Authorities are searching for a woman missing from Rapid City who disappeared several days ago.

Esther Wolfe was last seen on Saturday, July 13, at her work in Rapid City.

She was reported missing by law enforcement on Sunday after not returning home on Saturday. She also missed a family event on Sunday that she was expected to attend.

According to her family, she may be with Jesse Sierra, who visited her at work before she disappeared and is known to physically abuse her. She had a prior relationship with Sierra and appeared nervous when she was last seen.

Wolfe is believed to be endangered.

She is 5 foot 2 and weighs 125 pounds. She has brown hair, brown eyes and tattoos on her chest, back and arm. She is 21 years old.

Sierra is 33 years old, weighs 185 pounds and is 6 foot 2. He has brown hair and brown eyes. The two may be traveling in a dark blue, Chevrolet Avalanche with temporary paper tags and no license plate.

(Representative vehicle only, not the actual vehicle)

Anyone with information on Wolfe’s whereabouts should call 605-394-4131 immediately. They should not take action to rescue the endangered person.


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