GARDEN CITY, Idaho -- Police say the prime suspect in a Toppenish woman's disappearance is now traveling alone. German Garcia checked into a Boise motel by himself, and there's still no sign of Estela Rios-Gonzalez.
Officers in Garden City, Idaho say Garcia stayed in the motel earlier this month.
The missing woman's abandoned van was found at an Idaho McDonald's a couple of weeks later.
Yakima County investigators confirm they took potential evidence from inside the van.
"There are extraordinary circumstances in this case and we believe someone in the Treasure Valley may have clues as to the whereabouts of Mrs. Rios-Gonzalez," said Yakima County Sheriff's Detective Dave Johnson. "We need the public's help in locating this missing mother of three who has not been in contact with her children or family for almost a month now."
Nothing directly links to what happened to Rios-Gonzalez.
Authorities are bringing the van back to Yakima County in a week or two.
Rios-Gonzalez was last seen with Garcia on a security camera, leaving Legends Casino.
October 1, 2013: Estela Rios-Gonzalez left her home in Toppenish, WA (Yakima County)
October 2, 2013: Family members reported Mrs. Rios-Gonzalez missing to authorities
October 2, 2013: Detectives learned that both Mrs. Rios-Gonzalez and her ex-boyfriend, Mr. Garcia, were seen leaving a casino together in Yakima County at about 1:00 AM. They were in her Chevrolet van – she was a passenger.
October 4, 2013: Detectives had tracked Mr. Garcia to the Treasure Valley area.
October 8, 2013: Seeking public assistance, police broadcasted a description of Mrs. Rios-Gonzalez, Mr. Garcia and the van.
October 10, 2013: Detectives learned that Mr. Garcia had stayed one night in a local Boise Motel alone.
October 25, 2013: Mrs. Rios-Gonzalez’s van was recovered abandoned in Garden City at a local McDonald’s restaurant.