MAR 27, 2023
In this edition of 'The Missing', the family of Cecilia Huerta-Gallegos says it was after she went behind her husband's back, and filed for a divorce that they learned about the danger she was in. The day she disappeared, she called her family and delivered a chilling final message.
"She told my older sister Margie that if something happened to her, it was her husband who murdered her," said Cecilia's sister Mireya Lopez.
That phone call was made on July 8, 2019, it was the last time anyone would ever hear from 29-year-old Cecilia Huerta Gallegos.
"We reached out to my uncle, he took the police up there that next morning, but her husband said she left with someone else. But he did have scratches all over his neck and his face," Lopez recalled.
It wasn't until Cecilia vanished that they realized the extent of what she'd been dealing with during her five-year marriage. Homicide detectives quickly got involved following her disappearance and what they found on the home surveillance footage was alarming.
Lopez says a week after Cecilia vanished, she went to their home and pleaded with Reyes for answers.
"All he said, he got on his knees, he started crying, and he said she changed a lot," Lopez said.
"At this point, we really don't care what time they give him. All we want is her, we want her back," said Lopez.
Reyes Gallegos is currently out on bond. He is set to stand trial for the murder of Cecilia Gallegos on Thursday, March 30.