On August 5, 2016, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office received a report concerning missing person Tia Lindakay Bonta, who was last seen in the early morning hours on July 31, 2016 at 11639 East Colonial Drive, Orlando. At that time, Tia Bonta was with a friend who was staying at the Days Inn Hotel he last saw her get into a vehicle with James Dellofield around 1100 hours on 07/31/16. Dellofield advised he dropped Tia Bonta off at another location later that morning, but this information could not be substantiated. Tia Bonta has not been seen since that time. Missing person Tia Bonita has missed her grandmother’s birthday, her own son’s birthday (turned age 1 August 23rd), and her brother’s birthday, all in August. Family members report this behavior is unlike Tia Bonta as she would not normally miss these events. Multiple tips have been received concerning her disappearance along with several areas searched, with negative results. Due to the circumstances involving Tia Bonta’s disappearance, she is presumed to be deceased.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS. If your information leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.