Police Searching for Missing South Dakota Woman Last Seen Leaving Work Early

Police are searching for a missing South Dakota woman.
Esther Wolfe, right, may be with Jessie Sierra, authorities said. Handout

The 21-year-old South Dakota woman may be with an allegedly abusive ex-boyfriend, police said.

An endangered missing person alert has been issued for Esther Wolfe, a 21-year-old South Dakota woman who may be with an ex-boyfriend known to physically abuse her, authorities said. 

Wolfe was last seen July 13, Rapid City Police Department spokesman Brendyn Medina told InsideEdition.com Thursday. She had asked to leave early from her housekeeping job at a local hotel after her former boyfriend, Jessie Sierra, 33, showed up looking for her, police said.

She was very nervous when she left, according to a flier posted by Indian Country's Missing, and had been physically abused by Sierra during a previous relationship, the community group said.

Sierra had recently been released from prison when he appeared at Wolfe's employer, Medina said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department at 605-394-4131.  The two may be traveling in a dark blue Chevrolet Avalanche with temporary paper tags.