The sister of a women who went missing with her new fiance in North Carolina has slammed police for failing to investigate their disappearance two weeks ago.
Stephanie Mayorga, 27, and Paige Escalera, 25, were last seen on the night of April 15 leaving their home in Wilmington together and stepping into a dark gray 2013 Dodge Dart.
The recently engaged couple had not known each other very long, friends says, and had only lived in the apartment a week before their disappearance.
Mayorga's phone has been shut off since she went missing on April 15 and she did not answer calls from her boss when she didn't turn up for work the next day. She had been selling items such as a used drum kit and three watches on Facebook in late March, according to Port City Daily.
Escalera's phone was found left behind on the couple's bed and given to the police as evidence by their roommate who reported they were missing on April 19. In the lead up to her disappearance, the younger woman had blocked close friends on social media, her sister said.
Stephanie Mayorga, 27, pictured left, and Paige Escalera, 25, pictured right went missing on April 15 and family and friends have received no contact in two weeks, Wilmington police say
Wilmington police said video footage of them leaving their house together appears normal. Pictured is a still from the video showing the last thing they were seen wearing, Mayorga is pictured left in a black sweatshirt while Escalera was wearing a gray sweatshirt
The couple's roommate fist reported them missing on April 19 but police have only ramped up their investigation after new undisclosed evidence was recovered on the disappearance. Pictured are the missing posters released with information on the women
Police have spoken to family and friends and the women are not believed to have been in contact since their disappearance two weeks ago.
Escalera's sister Stevie Jenkins, who said that she had just been reestablishing her relationship with her sister after ten years, told Oxygen that she had reached out to friends who say Escalera had blocked them on social media in recent weeks.
'As I have been contacting her close friends, I have found that every single one of them had been blocked from her social media over the last week or two. It is normal for family to not hear from her, but not her closest friends,' Jenkins said, adding that the couple had not known each other for very long and had only moved in together in March.
'As I spoke with Stephanie's friends, they say it isn't normal at all that they don't hear from Stephanie.'
Jenkins criticized the police response on Sunday saying that nothing was being done to find the couple despite their housemate calling on multiple occasions.
'A missing person's report was filed 3 days after their roommate hadn't seen them. She gave my sisters phone that was left at the apartment to police for evidence to which they didn't even use to find any of Paige's immediate contacts for information,' she wrote.
'No work has been done to find them until yesterday when the roommate called multiple times for updates with no help from the department. She doesn't know either of them well (not even last names or fb, etc.) but investigated enough to find Stephanie's last name and parents' info. From there we've been in contact with immediate friends and family to get as much info as possible.'
Stephanie Mayorga, 27, and Paige Escalera, 25 (pictured together) had moved into their Wilmington, North Carolina, apartment just a week before they disappeared on April 15