After missing for 2 years, family seeks help in finding Segundo Lema

April 08, 2019 07:14 PM

Segundo Lema was last seen on April 8, 2017

Lema had just finished working at a restaurant in downtown Minneapolis and went to a bar with his friends for an event. That is the last place he was seen. 


Lema, who lived in Columbia Heights, was 20 at the time he went missing. Lema's wife said he worked hard to provide for his family. 

"I cried for days" said Erika Perez, Lema's wife. "For me it was hard. But now I need to keep strong for my baby."

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According to police, Lema left the bar to catch a bus but did not make it home. Police said his money and personal items were left at home. Lema's wife said it was strange that he also left his cell phone and ear buds at the bar. 

"For me it's weird because he never would leave the phone, even in the house," she said.

Lema has not been in contact with his family and they are very worried about his safety.

"I think it's important to remember that missing people do come home" said Alison Feigh, director of the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center. ""And it's really when people recognize their faces, when they know their stories, when these stories get attention and we elevate these stories. What helps bring people home is the calls, the tips and the people who pay attention."

 If you have information about Lema, please call the Columbia Heights Police Department at 763-427-1212.

You can also contact the Anoka County Sheriff's Office at (763) 324-5000, or the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center at (800) 325-HOPE (4673).

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