Seagoville Police have released new surveillance footage in the ongoing search for 24-year-old Jennifer Mendez Olascoaga, a Dallas ISD teacher assistant who went missing on September 27. The video shows Mendez at a Quik Trip located on US HWY 175 and Belt Line Road in Dallas, where she stopped after dropping off a friend at the Creekside Mobile Home Park in Seagoville, the location where she was previously believed to have been last seen.
In the released video, Mendez is seen parking her white 2015 Buick La Cross at a gas pump, going inside the store to purchase food and a drink, and then filling her car with gas before driving away. Notably, her car was later discovered in Mesquite at the intersection of Milam Road and Lawson Road. Seagoville Police Detective found Mendez's wallet inside her vehicle during their search.
Concerns for Mendez's safety escalated when her family received random text messages from an unknown sender, indicating that they would never see her again. Law enforcement authorities are actively investigating these text messages, and while foul play has not been ruled out, they continue to explore all leads in collaboration with Dallas Police, the Texas Rangers, and Seagoville Police.
Mendez's family has expressed disbelief that she would willingly disappear, leaving behind a job she loved as a Dallas ISD teacher’s assistant and abandoning a car she had almost paid off. They firmly believe that she is in danger, and authorities are urging anyone with information about her disappearance to come forward and contact the Seagoville Police Department.
The joint efforts of law enforcement agencies and the public's vigilance remain crucial in the search for Jennifer Mendez Olascoaga.
If anyone has any tips, please contact the Seagoville Police Department at 972-287-1111.