Talk about major聽Bachelor drama 鈥 and not one related to a group date. It turns out that once filming for this season of聽The Bachelor began, contestant Bekah Martinez鈥檚 mom reported her daughter missing, and Martinez remained on a missing person鈥檚 list until earlier this week, when a Bachelor Nation fan pointed out to her local newspaper that Martinez has, in fact, been on the show and not missing at all.

Humboldt County, California鈥檚聽North Coast Journal published a listing of missing persons earlier this week. The county has the highest rate of active missing persons reports in the state of California, and when they released their list, dubbed 鈥淭he Humboldt 35,鈥 they asked readers if anyone on the list looked familiar. Lo and behold, there was Martinez, as spotted by Amy Bonner O鈥橞rien on the journal鈥檚 Facebook posting.

Public Information Officer Samantha Karges investigated the聽suggestion that the missing person was a contestant on the reality show. 鈥淢artinez had reportedly come to Humboldt County to work on a marijuana farm,鈥 Karages聽told the NCJ in a statement. 鈥淗er mother hadn鈥檛 heard from her since November 12, 2017.鈥

For her part, Martinez is taking it in stride, jokingly tweeting to her mother the reminder that contestants on the show don鈥檛 get cellphone usage. 鈥淢OM. how many times do I have to tell you I don鈥檛 get cell service on The Bachelor??鈥 she quipped, adding, 鈥淗onestly the scariest thing about this story is that my efforts to conceal The Worst Drivers License Photo Of All Time have been thwarted.鈥

Fans of the show聽commented on聽the Facebook page of the聽NCJ once the story broke,聽noting that Martinez has been active on social media in the last few weeks.

Whether聽Martinez鈥檚 mom just forgot or never knew her daughter was heading off to a reality show hasn鈥檛 actually been answered. We鈥檙e still waiting on that part of this weird puzzle.

What do you make of Bekah鈥檚 mom reporting her missing? Let us know @BritandCo!聽

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