Claim: Teenage girls Julianne Buzzelli and Alexis Bailey are missing from their southern California home.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, September 2009]
Unfortunately, it is with sad or scary news that I am contacting everyone. My next door neighbor and good friend, Donna Buzzelli’s
Origins: On the evening of 21 August 2009, 15-year-old Alexis “Lexi” Bailey and 16-year-old Julianne Buzzelli were spending the night at the former’s home near Temecula, California. A parent who attempted to
check on the girls shortly before midnight found them missing from the house; and when the teenagers did not return, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department was notified of their disappearance. Flyers like the one displayed above, showing photographs of the girls and contact information, were distributed throughout the Temecula area.
The two girls returned home alive and well six days later. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department noted that the teenagers were not abducted or held against their will
Messages pleading for help in finding Julianne Buzzelli and Alexis Bailey have continued to circulate nonetheless.
Last updated: 2 September 2009
Jones, J. Harry. “Search on for Missing Riverside County Teenage Girls.” San Diego Union-Tribune. 24 August 2009. Thomas, Dave. “Missing Teens Buzzelli, Bailey Safely Back Home.” San Diego News Examiner. 27 August 2009. Thomas, Dave. “Lessons Learned from Buzzelli and Bailey Gone Missing?” San Diego News Examiner. 29 August 2009.