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Missing family from Yale, found safe

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Felix Arizola, his wife, Sally, and daughters Mykayla and Maribell Felix Arizola, his wife, Sally, and daughters Mykayla and Maribell
Felix Arizola, Junior Felix Arizola, Junior
PORT HURON, Mich. (WJBK) -

Update:  Family found safe.  They were trapped at a ranch, unable to make contact, because all the roads were washed out due to all the rain.

Here's the back story:

Worried sister Agapita Setzer was on the phone Friday with her brother, Felix Arizola.  He was on his way to Mexico where his wife, Sally, is missing along with their eleven-year-old daughter, Mykayla, three-year-old Maribell and one-year-old Felix, Junior.

"I don't even know what to say right now.  I'm at a loss for words.  They're my life," said Arizola.

The Arizolas drove down a couple of weeks ago with several other relatives for Sally's sister's wedding in Queretaro, Mexico.  Felix stayed behind because he had to work.  He worried, but they were safe.  They called home every day.

"He didn't want them to go, and he was really worried about them even going," said Setzer.  "Sometimes they'd call him seven times a day because they wanted to talk to dad."

Then on Sunday was the last phone call.  They said they were heading home and would be in Texas in ten hours.  Nobody has seen or heard from them since.

13 people from the same family ranging in age from a couple of months to 65 years old, seven children, are all missing.

"They never got there.  Nobody ever heard from them," Setzer said.

Where could they be?  What could have happened?  Mexico is notorious for violent drug cartels and travel warnings for Americans, yet no one could ever have imagined Felix's entire family from Yale, Michigan could just disappear.

"They've been together since high school, so it's like his life," said Setzer.

The family is asking you to pray for them and share this story with your friends and relatives on both sides of the border.

"Go as viral as fast as possible, that's what we're hoping for," said Ted Setzer, Felix's brother-in-law.

Border patrol agents are involved.  The family is contacting law enforcement agencies and trying not to think about what could have happened.

"I'm putting all my cards with God and hoping that he brings them home safe," Ted Setzer said.

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