The FBI is now offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the whereabouts of a woman and her daughter who went missing in Irvine, California last year.
Amber Aiaz, also known as Mei Yi Wu, 35, and her child, Melissa Fu, 13, were last seen around 6 p.m. on Nov. 22, 2019 at their apartment in the area of Michelson and University drives.
Aiaz’s husband recalls two people knocking on their door that day. An unknown substance knocked him out, and by the time he woke up, his wife and daughter were already gone.
“When he opened the door, he saw a male and female of Chinese descent standing at the door and he was immediately rendered unconscious by an unknown substance,” the Irvine Police Department (IPD) said in a press release. “The male and female were not known to him and it is possible they were seen by others in the complex.”
Irvine police first asked for the public’s help on Dec. 4, 2019. Prior to her disappearance, Aiaz had informed her husband, her mother and a friend that a black Cadillac sedan seemed to be following her, according to police Sgt. Karie Davies.
Aiaz’s husband saw the car after she pointed it out once. However, “he really didn’t think anything of it, and they kind of moved on,” Davies said, according to KTLA.
Aiaz stands 5 feet and 9 inches, weighs 180 pounds, and has medium-length black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black shirt, black vest, fitted black pants with white writing and light-colored shoes.
Fu, on the other hand, stands 5 feet and 11 inches tall, weighs 200 pounds, and has medium-length dark brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen donning a black tracksuit.
The Irvine Police Department (IPD) is working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and is seeking the public’s help in locating a mother and daughter, Amber Aiaz (AKA) Mei Yi Wu and Melissa Fu, who are still missing. pic.twitter.com/lsGYB4FonH
— Irvine Police Department (@IrvinePolice) December 18, 2020
The man who showed up in the apartment stands around 5 feet and 10 inches, weighs some 190 pounds, and has an average build and short black hair. His female companion stands 5 feet and 8 inches, has an average build and has a black hair tied in a bun that day.
Both suspects are believed to be in their 40s. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Los Angeles FBI Field Office at 310-477-6565.
Feature Images via Irvine Police Department