Sophia Found Safe and Sound After Disappearing For Nearly a Week

A Mesa woman was found safe over the weekend after being missing for nearly a week.

Mesa police say Sophia Vargas, 28, contacted her family on Saturday. She's apparently OK, according to Mesa Detective Steve Berry.

Vargas left her house about 8 p.m. Monday night, when she told her cousin she was going to meet friends she met on the Internet.

About 11 that night, Vargas sent her cousin a text message saying she was drinking and felt nauseous. Until Saturday, that was the last time anyone in her family had heard from her.

Last week, Vargas failed to show up at her job, and wasn't attending school. Police say there had been no activity on her cell phone since she last text messaged her cousin.

Vargas had been upset recently after losing her sister, police said last week.

Berry says Vargas was with a friend in Mesa. He says he doesn't know why the 28-year-old didn't contact her family.

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