Week after South Valley mother vanishes husband arrested on unrelated charges

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- It's been a week now since a South Valley mother vanished.

Cecilia Bravo Cabrera, 30, was last seen leaving Lemoore's Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino with her estranged husband. Hours later, investigators found her car burned north of Goshen.

There's been no sign of the woman and her husband has been arrested on unrelated charges.

A pallet business in Goshen is where Tulare County Sheriff's detectives caught up with Francisco Valdivia earlier this week. They wanted to talk to him again about his missing wife.

"We were going there for a follow-up statement and detectives discovered a marijuana grow at his business in Goshen. So subsequently a search warrant was written and we located a marijuana grow. That search warrant led to the discovery of three additional marijuana grows," said Captain Tom Sigley, Tulare County Sheriff's Office.

Family members said Cecilia and Francisco had been married for eight years, but were currently separated. Security cameras at the Tachi Palace show she was last seen early Thursday morning.

Investigators are not saying a lot about her sudden disappearance, only that she remains a missing person under suspicious circumstances.

"We haven't had any new information about where she might be, or any locations, or any tips as far as sightings or people that have spoken to her," said Captain Sigley.

Deputies said there is also no current activity on her cell phone to follow up on.

Detectives won't reveal what, if anything, Francisco has told them. But he is now facing several felony counts for cultivating marijuana for sales.

Investigators did not recover any evidence in her burned out car.

Francisco remains in jail on $1 -million bail-- an unusually high amount for drug charges.
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