Posted by Yogini on Monday, July 7, 2008
Recently, I had a conversation with the detective from Lilly's case. It only took a few weeks of daily messages to his voice mail and emails to him and his superiors inside the Miami Dade Police Department.
I was a little frustrated to say the least but very thankful to have the opportunity to seek help in several aspects in the search for Lilly. And more specifically, I had some questions that needed answers.
In the few weeks in which I waited to speak with MDPD, I managed to not only get two Search and Rescue Teams to volunteer, but I tracked down the owners of the property (where the recent tip said she'd be found) called them and received approval for the search. All we were waiting for was MDPD.
Back to the conversation with detective. After almost 3 weeks, not much had been accomplished on their end. According to him, he was out the previous week and nobody handles his cases while he's out. Besides, Lilly's is not his only case (I've heard this mantra over and over again). Nevertheless, I was happy to report that we had 2 SAR teams ready to move and all we needed was their approval. That approval never came. What I got instead was a bunch of excuses.
And since then, I can't help but wonder why the MDPD would not allow two professional Search and Rescue teams from South Florida to help in the search for Lilly? The more I think about it, the less it makes sense.
You would think they would welcome and accept any help that's offered to them since they're so tied up with hundreds of missing persons cases. So busy that it's taken more than 3 weeks to get the ball rolling in order to complete the search at the property where Lilly's remains might be found. Instead, they insist they are fully prepared. They have cadaver dogs...
After an entire year of neglect to her case, now we must rely on them and them only?
And yet, why has it taken this long? Can it really be that the MDPD are that tied up? That it takes them weeks to simply find out who the property owners are? When it took me less than 20 minutes? Trust me, Miami Dade Police are nothing like what you see on CSI:Miami, more like Reno 911.
Honestly, what is it going to take for police to solve this case? Lilly did NOT willingly abandon her child. She did NOT just vanish!
Does more blood need to spill?