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Las Vegas family desperate for answers in the disappearance of 22-year-old woman

Posted at 12:16 PM, Sep 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 10:56:54-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The family of a missing woman is extremely worried after the Las Vegas police department's homicide unit took over the disappearance case.

Lesly Palacio's oldest sister, Karely Palacio, tells 13 Investigates that Lesly received a text from a family friend to meet up at a hotel and casino off Boulder Highway near Flamingo Road on Aug. 28.

Lesly was picked up around midnight and then texted Karely.

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"I thought it was weird because I was texting her the whole night, I told her just keep in contact," said Karely Palacio.

Around 4:40 a.m. Aug. 29, Lesly sent a text indicating she needed to speak to Karely about some important matter.

Moments later, her sister answered but the messages indicated they were not received.

"It looks like she was typing and I just stopped and she didn't reply back for like an hour. So, I tried calling her and her phone was off so I find that really weird because she never does that, she always has her phone on she's always in contact," said Karely Palacio.

The Palacios were worried and went to the police to file a missing person report.

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The sisters say they tried using technology to track Lesly's phone, but it has been off since last week.

A recent Instagram log on showed Lesly's account was pinging in the Los Angeles area.

Police have not identified a motive or any suspects or people of interest in the case.

If you have information on Lesly's whereabouts you are urged to call the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521, or by email at homicide@lvmpd.com.