UPDATE: The White Oak police department posted an update stating that Melissa Maythe Zapata has been found safe and is back home.

No further information is available at this time.


The White Oak Police Department is asking for help locating Melissa Maythe Zapata.

According to a Facebook post, she was taken against her will by her ex-boyfriend, Dylon Benefield, a reported member of the Southside Bloods gang.

Zapata was taken from her home around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. She is 19 years old.

Benefield should be considered dangerous and is known to drive a red Chevrolet Impala with unknown Arkansas plates.

Contact White Oak Police Department if you know of her whereabouts 903-759-0106