By Danielle Chavira

SOUTH FORK, Colo. (CBS4) – The South Fork Police Department in Rio Grande County say a woman disappeared from a motel nearly a month ago. They are looking for 49-year-old Marlena Mizell.

Marlena Mizell (credit: South Fork Police)

Police say her boyfriend reported her as missing on Jan. 3, but she was last seen on Jan. 2 leaving the Rainbow Motel on Highway 160.

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The motel manager says Mizell drove away in a blue Ford Focus hatchback with a Texas license plate with the plate number being NMK6052.

Generic image of a Ford Focus hatchback (credit: South Fork Police)

Investigators say the car’s front bumper was being held together with wire on the driver’s side, and the paint was chipped under the rear spoiler.

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The South Fork Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in locating Mizell. Please call the South Fork Police Department at 719 873-1040 with any information connected to this case.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is now helping in the investigation.

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Danielle Chavira