Lacking Marizela: Seven years


Longtime readers would possibly understand that on these days seven years in the past, my cousin Marizela (“Em Em) Perez went lacking close to her school campus on the School of Washington in Seattle. The surprise and horror by no means put on off.

The research is at a standstill. However our In finding Marizela site continues to be up.

Somebody someplace would possibly remember that one thing or see one thing that would supply clues.

So I’m reposting Marizela’s lacking individual flyer:


And movies of her final recognized whereabouts:

Marizela is one among hundreds of lacking individuals within the NAMUS database. Please stay Marizela and her oldsters on your prayers–and if you recognize one thing, please touch the Seattle Police Division.



‘Ashanti Alert’ invoice passes in Basic Meeting, awaits Northam’s approval

The kidnapping and slaying of a 19-yr-antique Norfolk lady brought on Common Meeting approval of law to create an Amber Alert-like device for “significantly lacking” adults.

The “Ashanti Alert” referred to as for in HB 260, subsidized by way of Del. Jerrauld Jones, D-Norfolk, used to be authorized via the Senate on Thursday and now awaits the signature of Gov. Ralph Northam to develop into regulation.

Ashanti Billie used to be kidnapped in 2017 from Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, the place she labored at a sandwich save, and later discovered lifeless in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a result of Billie used to be an grownup, she didn’t meet the standards for an Amber Alert.

“As soon as Ashanti went lacking, we was extra acutely aware of different scenarios the place one thing like this had came about however there used to be no mechanism in position,” stated Jones, who represents the 89th Space District, the place Billie lived. “This can be a public protection factor, now not a partisan factor.”

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