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Mother returns to San Diego to search for missing son

Posted at 2:42 PM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 21:08:16-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV)- A mother from Sacramento is back in San Diego to search for her missing son, a San Diego State graduate who was living in Pacific Beach.

Wesley Billingsly was last heard from on June 12, 2018.
He was supposed to meet friends for dinner in Pacific Beach, but never showed up.

Since then, there has been no sign of him.

He is 5’8”, 130 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair. He has several tattoos.
Christel Billingsly, Wesley’s mother, has spent her days posting fliers, reaching out to people on social media, and keeping up with the San Diego Police missing person’s investigation into her son’s disappearance.

“He was here actively driving these streets, going to that Vons to get gas,” she said while standing in a Vons parking lot on Garnet Avenue. “And then he just disappears?”

She is offering a $3,000 reward to anyone who helps bring her son home.

“I know somebody that's reading these posters knows where my son is,” she said. “They need to speak up and tell me where he is because this is enough, it's enough.”

Back in August, Christel Billingsley flew to San Diego from Sacramento and spent her son's 25th birthday searching for him.

Police located his vehicle in the South Bay but that has been the only trace of him.

After that Christel Billingsly made her way to Mexico to search for him.

“I went and met with the police in Mexico, I had a translator with me,” she said. “I went and filed a missing report,” she also checked morgues and jails.

She said her son had earned a degree in business administration and marketing from SDSU.

He moved back home to Sacramento briefly to work and save enough money to return to San Diego.

Once he returned, he was staying with different friends at homes in Pacific Beach as he looked for jobs.

Christel pays her son’s cellphone bill and said the phone stopped showing any activity once he disappeared. His social media sites also went silent.

San Diego Police tell 10News they have no updates on this case.

Anyone with information is asked to call the SDPD Missing Persons Unit at 619-531-2277.