When I did some digging into the names on the missing women list from this thread it seemed possible that many of them had been reported missing from - not sure what the US term is - foster care or homes? Some of them had already turned up. I'm not sure if there was a list updated or not. I wasn't convinced that the numbers were as disproportionate as they initially seemed. But either way in this case of Mariela it seems less likely now. Seems likely that she knew whoever she got in that car with, and that person or those people know what happened to her. Someone took her body out to the middle of nowhere. Here's my question: if you were with a friend who OD'd and you didn't want to report it to police, but you were scared, wouldn't you dump the body somewhere you at least knew she would be found? Isn't the fact that the body was dumped somewhere remote, meaning that the remains are harder to process in autopsy, suggestive that there was some foul play involved? it seems to me that the motive for the body not to be found is counter to the possibility of accidental OD. I am just thinking about personally, if the OD was accidental, then as someone afraid of being implicated, the last thing you would want would be for there to be any doubt about the cause of death. You would want it to be obvious, no? You wouldn't want people to think there was something more to it. Whereas hoping that a body won't be found, that is suggestive that you have something to hide. And in this case, it seems possible they have hidden it successfully. Hopefully they will discover something. But it will be much harder to do so now.