WENDOVER, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) – The father and brother of a missing endangered woman flew to Utah, Thursday, to try to get to the bottom of her mysterious disappearance.
Police say 33 year-old Rebecca (Becky) Ziglar disappeared with her former fiancé more than a week ago, after taking a weekend trip to Yellowstone.
According to family members, the trip ended when the couple broke up and came home a day early. Then, two days after returning to Wendover, sources say Becky walked out Family Dollar, where she works full-time, and has not been seen since.
“We’ve come a long way to be here, and I’m not leaving without her,” Becky’s father Bill Ziglar said.
Bill and his son Buddy landed in Utah around midnight. Since then, they have traced Becky’s steps and talked to anyone and everyone in Wendover who might know something, including police.
“[Police are] working on many cases. I’m working on one, and I’ll find him,” Ziglar said, referring to 30 year-old Jason ‘Bama’ Wright, Becky’s former fiancé, who police have also classified as a missing person. Ziglar says that is who he believes forced his daughter to leave work with a cash deposit, June 13, which she was supposed to take to the bank.
“She never made it to the bank,” Ziglar said.
Wendover Police say they agree, adding that they believe Wright is holding Becky against her will somewhere.
“He’s demonstrated the ability to be unstable at times,” said Chief Kenneth Quirk, Public Safety Director for Wendover Police Dept.
“Emotionally?” asked Good 4 Utah’s Ali Monsen.
“Emotionally unstable…” Quirk nodded. “He’s got a criminal history. He’s got a felony charge in Salt Lake City that’s pending — pending a trial,” he said.
Court documents state last December, Wright approached two people in a parking lot and ‘claimed to be Jesus Christ’ before stabbing them both. Now, police say they worry Wright is running from the law and possibly forcing Ziglar to go with him.
“She was on a search for God. She was trying to find God and trying to get her life straight, and she messed up and went with the wrong one,” Buddy Ziglar said.
Loved ones remain hopeful that Ziglar is alive and maybe even in Utah. Wherever she is, her concerned father says he can only pray she hears this message:
“Please call home, Becky. Please call home. This is not something we can’t overcome,” he begged.
The last place investigators pinged Wright’s cell phone was in Richfield, Utah on June 13th. Police say the couple might be driving a light blue or silver 2000 BMW.
Ziglar’s family is now offering a $5,000 reward for anyone who can lead them to their missing daughter. Call Wendover Police at 435-665-7010 with any information.