Taft, California mom Sheri Simonek recently received a message from her missing 15-year-old daughter Alisa Wheeler (pictured) via Facebook, which said that she was safe, married, pregnant and living in Mexico.
However, Simonek told KERO-TV that she was skeptical of her daughter's apparent happiness: "I believe she wants to come home, but she is scared for the man she is with now, thinking that he is going to go to jail."
Alisa vanished in June with an adult boyfriend, who it turns out was married, according to Simonek. Then the teen split with the older man and began a relationship with a 23-year-old man named Chino,
Simonek explained why law enforcement won't go after the girl in a foreign country: "She is 15 and she is legal in Mexico, and they assume that she went there willing and that's why they won't go down there and get her."
Simonek says she's hopeful the Facebook message will lead to a reunion. She's even willing to pay for Chino and her daughter to return home: "If that's what makes her happy and for her to come home, I will help him. Whatever I have to do to get his papers."