Lilly Aramburo's Front Page Article on Miami New Times Puts Miami Police on Notice!

Wake up, South Florida! Lilly Aramburo is one of 5,000 people a year reported gone without a trace in Miami-Dade County.

Today, Lilly Aramburo's story is featured on the front cover of the Miami New Times. The article appropriately titled
"Missing Peace" was written by Francisco Alvarado. I must say, he did a pretty thorough job. Much more thorough than Miami Dade Police! (Frank deserves many props!)

He accomplished the seemingly impossible...he tracked down Christen Pacheco and got his side of the story. He interviewed Kelly Starling and a neighbor of Christen's who knew them and happened to talk to Lilly just before she vanished. I can't help but wonder, how many resources did it take? Was it costly? Did it take that much time and trouble?

According to the article, "police inaction is one reason she hasn't been found." Amen to that! Even Christen Pacheco admits he's spoken to a detective only once by phone since the initial report. Kelly Starling says she's tried contacting the detective several times but he's never returned the calls. She says "no one has been trying to do anything. I've been wanting to talk to the detective all this time."

Captain Janna Bollinger-Heller from the Miami Dade County Police domestic crimes bureau was interviewed. She says Lilly's case "has been a high priority." "We have followed up on every lead." Interesting...

Miami Residents, are you outraged? This could be your child or relative! They believe they have treated Lilly's case with priority? If speaking with the last person to see her alive once by phone is priority, then I'd hate to even think about the cases that have not been a high priority.
If what Captain Bollinger-Heller says is true and there are only 4 detectives in Miami Dade for the 5000 reported cases of missing people, then how on earth are they supposed to be found?

I have a solution. Why don't they classify Lilly's case and others that qualify as homicides? They obviously have more detectives in Homicide. Besides, they have much more training and are better prepared to deal with these kinds of investigations.

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2008-09-11/news/missing-person-lilly-aramburo/1

Make sure to read all 5 pages! After you read it, let us know what you think. Leave a comment on the New Times Article. Click on the bottom left link that says write your comment.

Contact Francisco Alvarado (Author):
francisco.alvarado@miaminewtimes.com
or call 305-571-7562

Contact Miami New Times:
Email: editorial@miaminewtimes.com
Mail: Letters, New Times
PO Box 011591
Miami, FL 33101-1591
Fax: 305-571-7678

(If you send a letter, include your name, address and daytime phone number. The information is used for confirmation only.)

Lilly's family and friends urge the South Florida Community to take a good look at her picture. If you know Lilly or any of the key players involved, including a guy who goes by the name "EJ" - PLEASE COME FORWARD!! This EJ was also there but has since disappeared, unwilling to cooperate. Keep in mind, Lilly has a son who deserves to know the TRUTH.

If you think you know something, anything can be a clue that leads us to find Lilly - please contact us right now. There are numerous ways to submit a tip. You can leave a comment on my blog or the Miami New Times article. You can submit a web tip to
Miami Dade Crime Stoppers or call 305-471-8477. You can contact Miami Dade Police Detective Aaron Mancha at 305-418-7245 or amancha@mdpd.com. No matter how small a detail you may know, it may lead us to answers please reach out and help bring Lilly back home.

If everyone who reads this would take a moment to make a phone call to the US Attorney's Office - it would be of tremendous help in demanding justice for Lilly. Ask them to investigate the possible homicide of Lilly Aramburo. It only takes a minute to make a phone call.

Contact the
US Attorneys Office
99 N.E. 4th Street
Miami, Fl. 33132
Phone: (305) 961-9001
Fax: (305) 530-7679

I'd appreciate your feedback! If you have any questions or comments about the article, leave a comment here too!! And if you feel strongly about this case, like I do, help demand justice for Lilly. Justice has been interrupted for far too long.

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I am signing off for now but I'll update later tonight with more thoughts on this Miami New Times article.

Update on Lilly Aramburo's Case

If you're following Lilly's case and would like to know the latest update, listen to the Justice Interrupted Radio Show tonight. The show begins shortly.

Time: 7 PM /PST 9 PM /CST 10 PM/EST
Call-In Number to the Show: 914-338-0663
Radio Show Link- http://www.blogtalkradio.com/justiceinterrupted



UPDATE 12/20/08
WARNING: Be careful with Susan Murphy-Milano. Check out the post Sincerest Apology to Christen

Missing Mother - Viriadiana Maldonado

Help find this young mother. Viriadiana has been missing since October from North Charleston, South Carolina.
Please call the Comen Detective Agency at 571-2667, if you have any information regarding the disappearance of Viriadiana Maldonado.

A $1,000 reward is being offered if she is found by midnight on January 10th.
clipped from mymilkcarton.org

The family of a missing woman hopes a $1,000 dollar reward can help bring her back. Viridiana Maldonado's, 21, has been missing since October.

She was last seen at her North Charleston apartment.

Police said at a news conference Thursday morning they don't think she left home on her own free will. They're hoping someone will know where she is.

Maldonado's sister says she's been getting text messages from her sister that don't sound right. A translator for the sister of Maldonado says, “The way she sent those text messages is not her ... She never asked for her children, you know, like text messaging: 'How are the kids doing?' or 'Take care of them.' Because if she left, she would know the kids had to stay with somebody. I don't think the mother would just leave the kids not knowing what's going to happen to them.”

If you know where to find Viridiana Maldonado, call the Comen Detective Agency at 571-2667.

A $1,000 reward is being offered if she is found by midnight on January 10th.

Free Online Resources for Finding Missing Persons Using Social Media




I thought I'd give you (my regular readers) the heads up, I have a guest post on the Subliminal Pixels BlogFree Online Resources For Finding Missing Persons Using Social Media

I've had so much to share with you these past few days and week but haven't had much time to post. I'm working on a few projects and awareness campaigns.cements:
  • Justice Interrupted Show featuring Lilly Aramburo's case has been scheduled for Tuesday, Sept 9, 2008 at 10:10 PM Central Standard Time or 11:10 Eastern Standard Time (whatever your time zone) Please call in with your questions. I hope you are able to listen. I'll be updating you all with the most current info about her case.
  • We have created a new Lilly Aramburo Milk Carton. I urge all families with a missing loved one to use this free service. My Milk Carton is a free resource that allows you to create a milk carton for your missing loved one. It's very easy to use, all you need to do is register for your free account, submit the information and pictures about the missing person in the form provided and you're all set. The pictures must be smaller than 2MB in size to upload. It takes between 24-48 hours. Using a milk carton to aid in your search is a playful and catchy way to get serious attention and have your missing person noticed.
  • I've saved the best for last. Next week, the Miami New Times is publishing an article about Lilly!!! That's right, an article on the front page of our independent newspaper, Miami New Times! I'm sure it will help her case in many ways. Finally, Miami residents will get to know her story. I think it will be published next Wednesday night or Thursday morning, I'll keep you posted. I'm rejoicing!! Thanks, Frank and Miami New Times!! Love you guys=)

Don't forget to let me know what your thoughts are my latest post! Free Online Resources for Finding Missing Persons Using Social Media

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