Valerie Calderon Casillas: Mother of Three Missing From San Jose, CA (FOUND)
An East San Jose family fear something terrible happened to a young mother, who is recently separated from her husband.
No one has seen or heard from 28-year-old Valerie Calderon Casillas since she got into a blue SUV near the intersection of Wavely Avenue and Orlando Drive about 3 a.m. Sunday morning.
Her cousin told her family she stepped out of the home where she was staying to talk to her estranged husband, Marcus Calderon. They were married about a year ago and separated about a month ago.
"He called her to go out and talk to her and she she didn’t want to but she did anyway,” said her mother, Lalie Calderon. Calderon adds that Casillas didn’t take her cell phone, keys, purse or car.
Her three children -- aged six, five and one -- were sleeping at the time of the disappearance.
While Casillas' mother worries about her daughter, she’s trying to protect her grandkids from the fact that no one knows where their mother is.
The six-year-old keeps asking to call her mother.
"We can’t call her right now, we’ll call her later. I don’t know what to say to her,” Calderon said, adding “it just breaks my heart."
The family is gathered, grim-faced at the home of Casilla’s sister Sofia Salinas. Salinas said her sister was supposed to start a new job in customer service at a nearby store.
Now the family just wants someone to do the right thing and call in any information abour Casillas’ disappearance.
"If she’s badly hurt, just please take her to the hospital,” Sofia Salinas said. "We just want her home."
Anyone with information can call it in anonymously to san jose police detective sgt. Eric quan at (408)277-5250 or by calling silicon vallye crimestoppers at (408)947-stop or by visitingwww.Svcrimestoppers.Org.
Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found near San Jose as a homicide.
Valerie Calderon Casillas, 28, was reported missing on Sunday.
Police said her body was found midday Wednesday by a road worker in the area of Sierra Road and Skyview Drive in unincorporated Santa Clara County.
Detectives believe Casillas was the victim of a homicide, but have not yet determined the circumstances and motive for her death. She was last seen entering either a silver Pontiac Grand Prix or a blue Chevrolet Tahoe SUV around 3 a.m. Sunday near Waverly Avenue and Orlando Drive.
She was reported missing later that day at about 7:15 p.m., police said. Her disappearance was investigated as suspicious. Casillas' murder marks San Jose's 32nd homicide of the year.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Anthony Mata or Detective Jaime Jimenez at (408) 277-5283. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at (408) 947-STOP (7867) or visit www.svcrimestoppers.org.