CA – MISSING IN AMERICA: Danielle Bertolini and Sheila Franks – NBC

Danielle Bertolini and Sheila Franks

Danielle Bertolini and Sheila Franks both went missing within days of each other, both from the same area near Fortuna, California, and officials believe both were last seen with the same man.

“There are so many stories about what happened, but all I know is that both Danielle and Sheila suffered and we don’t have answers,” Billie-Jo Dick, Danielle’s mother, told Dateline. “We are just torn right apart.”

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Search for 2 missing Humboldt County women Danielle Bertolini & Shelia Franks continues –

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Two families have joined together to search for a pair of missing Humboldt County women who were last seen in Fortuna several months ago.

Rio Dell and Loleta resident Sheila Franks, 37, was last seen on Jan. 11 and was reported missing on March 13. Fortuna resident Danielle Bertolini, 23, has not been seen or heard from since Feb. 8. She was reported missing on Feb. 19. Both women have blonde hair and blue eyes.

Franks’ older sister and Alaska resident Melisa Walstrom is visiting the county this week to help with the investigation. Walstrom said the two women’s families are working in an extremely close group, even bringing in dogs from K-9 Forensics in Edgewood, New Mexico, to help search.

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