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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.

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):
or call 305-571-7562

Contact Miami New Times:
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 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.


Lilly Aramburo Missing Miami Mother – MIA

I absolutely ADORE this picture. This is how I remember my friend. Smiling, laughing, enjoying the moment.

Lilly vanished, without a trace, on June 1, 2007. Life hasn’t been the same. Her mother lives in constant agony, waiting for her daughter’s return. Having to raise her grandson under such difficult circumstances is not an easy task. With each day, Lilly’s son slowly loses precious memories of his mother. He was 9 months old, last time he saw her smiling face and was held in her warm embrace.

We are asking the community for help – Do you know someone called EJ in Miami? Probably hung out in Coconut Grove by the Pier or Peacock Park and Churchill’s Pub in Little Haiti. Do you know Christen Pacheco?

Anyone with info should immediately contact Miami Dade Police – Detective Aaron Mancha at 305-418-7245 or 305-471-8477. You can remain completely anonymous. Or leave a comment on this blog.


Miami Police – Nothing Like CSI:Miami or First 48

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?


BlogTalkRadio Show on Lilly tonight! Call in with questions!

Blog Talk Radio..Lilly Aramburo, loving mother and Miami resident……
Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at 6 PM Central Time / 7 PM Eastern Time – “The War on Crime” radio we will be discussing the Lilly Aramburo case. The Miami mother who vanished at two in the morning on or about June 2, 2007.

Will Miami Police finally investigate this case and question potential suspects who were with Lilly Aramburo the night she vanished? Please join us and be part of the discussion: and at 6 PM Central / 7 PM Eastern SUNDAY and click on the “Click To Listen Icon.”

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The show is an interactive call-in format and welcomes callers to the program at
(347) 838-9781

Special show guests include, Stacy Dittrich, A 15-year, law enforcement veteran, deputy sheriff at the Richland County Sheriff’s Office in Mansfield, Ohio. Stacy is also a former sex crimes detective, and crime author of “The Body Mafia” and “The Devil’s Closet”Along with Susan Murphy-Milano, A 17-year, a Family Violence Safety Expert , and author of “Defending Our Lives” and” Moving Out Moving On”.

Unable to join us during air time, please download the show anytime day or evening during the week to listen.



Please read the latest story discussing Lilly’s case below. Please go to the link on the title of this post. Visit the site and COMMENT,COMMENT, COMMENT!! We need everyone to COMMENT, PLEASE. Additionally, please email Governor Charlie Crist. Ask him to help bring our Lilly home!

Please listen to the radio show. According to former FBI/Criminal Profiler, Clint Van Zandt, “there are interesting parallels to the Stepha Henry Case (a college graduate who disappeared in May) and took local authorities in Miami to the first of the year to get their investigation together.” He goes on to say that it’s WRONG that Lilly’s case is not listed in the NCIC database. He adds “Circumstances are SUSPICIOUS enough that this should raise her as a higher profile potential victim on the radar scope of police”

On April 25, 2007, Our investigation into the Missing Miami Mother Lilly Aramburo and her fiance, Christen Pacheco, found the couple applied for a marriage license on April 25, 2007. Approximately thirty-six days later, Lilly Aramburo, vanished. See details below:

Application Number: (Year-Number)2007-008528
Application Date:APR-25-2007
Groom Name: (First Middle Last)CHRISTEN ROBERT PACHECO
Birth Date:JAN-25-1975
Birth Place:NEW YORK
Groom Reside, City:MIAMI
State or Foreign Country:FLORIDA
Bride Name: (First Middle Last / Maiden)LUCELY ARAMBURO
Birth Date:NOV-16-1983
Bride Reside, City:MIAMI
State or Foreign Country:FLORIDA

Approximately thirty-six days later, Lilly Aramburo, vanished. The last person(s) to see her alive was Miami Businessman, Christen Pacheco and a long time friend by the name of Kelly Rae Starling. Both say that Lilly left her loving future at two in the morning in her pajama’s to go and pick flowers. She had no shoes or slippers on her feet, she left her purse and cell phone in the home she and Christen Pacheco shared. Most of all, she left her one year old son.
The explanation from Christen Pacheco who also heads up a not for profit agency in the State of Florida called Kidz Comfort Zone, Inc., knows what happened that night.
Police have yet to investigate the disappearance of this Miami Mother, Lilly Aramburo. On June 2, 2008 it will be one year since Lilly vanished.
The police have ignored the families pleas to investigate this case, it’s time to take it to Governor Charlie Crist.
I am asking that you take a moment and email the Governor of Florida.
Copy and paste this post and send it to:
And ask him to help us bring Lilly Aramburo home!
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Miami-Dade Police Department


BlogTalkRadio Show discusses Lilly’s case!

Here is the radio show featuring Nikki Hunter of, Prosecutor Eleanor Dixon, renowned former FBI agent/Hostage Negotiator & Criminal Profiler/author Clint Van Zandt, and victims rights advocate Susan Murphy-Milano. Lilly’s case is discussed in detail, it’s towards the middle of the show. The show is really going in depth concerning Lilly’s case. And all are agreeing that this case needs more investigation from Miami Dade Police.