Toni and Guy hair salon at Northpark is a busy and vibrant place, but it feels different since Marisol Espinosa disappeared two weeks ago Tuesday on her way to work.
“I miss her a lot. I worked next to her for the last two years, like literally next to her,” said Dalinda Hunter. “She held such a presence here.”
The station where Marisol worked her craft as a hair color technician sits empty. Toni and Guy's culture is close-knit and co-workers consider themselves family.
“There was never a question of her love for the salon or for the family or the client,” said co-worker Michael Phillips. “You know at this point, I think the hardest part for everybody is not knowing. I think it’s really starting to eat at everybody
The only evidence police have is Espinosa’s abandoned Tahoe with purse and cell phone case inside. Days of searches have turned up nothing.
Cousin Wendy Lopez feels like people know what happened but are keeping quiet.
“This is a life style that they might be accustomed to -- you know, not saying anything, not being a rat, not being a snitch,” Lopez said. “They don’t understand.”
Espinosa's family both by blood and bond want her to be found.
“We just want her back, just come in here,” said Hunter. “Look over here, I don’t think anyone wants to sit here just yet.”