Jolissa Fuentes

The Selma Police Department has released this flyer in the search for Jolissa Fuentes.

published on August 24, 2022 - 1:24 PM
Written by Gabriel Dillard

A local Starbucks manager and her team is doing their part to aid in the search for missing 22-year-old Selma resident Jolissa Fuentes. 

Fuentes was last seen on Aug. 7 at about 4 a.m. at an AMPM store at Highland and Nebraska avenues in Selma. Her case has garnered national attention, with recovery dive team Adventures With Purpose expected to enter the search as early as Wednesday.

Volunteer divers with Adventures With Purpose located the body of missing 16-year-old Kiely Rodni in a Northern California reservoir on Sunday.

Selma police, Fresno County search and rescue personnel as well as ordinary members of the community have centered their search in the areas of Pine Flat and Avocado Lake. With temperatures hovering this week past the 100-degree mark, Lindsey Sihota wanted to help.

Starbucks donations Jolissa Fuentes

 

Sihota is the manager for the Starbucks locations in Reedley and Parlier. Those two locations are accepting donations from the community of water, snacks, Gatorade and other goods to sustain the searchers as they attempt to locate Fuentes.

There’s a personal connection for Sihota, who grew up in Selma and is close friends with Jolissa’s sister, Irene. She wanted to find a way to support the family in their time of need. She said the donations would be shared with the family, who is in close contact with the search parties.

“We are just trying to do our part,” Sihota said. “Starbucks is big on community involvement, and helping out when something is going on in the community.”

Sihota said Starbucks bottled water has been donated, and her team has also contributed items.

The Reedley Starbucks location is located at 1081 Manning Ave. and the Parlier store is at 13669 Manning Ave.

Anyone with information about Jolissa Fuentes is encouraged to contact Selma Police Detective R. Figueroa at 559-891-2243 or richardf@cityofselma.com.


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