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Two Years Later: Lilly Aramburo Remains Missing
By Francisco Alvarado
Friday, May. 29 2009

It has been close to a year since I wrote my cover story about Lilly Aramburo, a 24-year-old single mother and drug addict who disappeared from her boyfriend’s apartment June 1, 2007. Today, there is still no trace of her, but friend Janet Forte presses on with her social media crusade to find out what happened to Aramburo.

There has been some progress. Joe Carrillo, a private investigator who helped Miami Police nab the Shenandoah Rapist, volunteered to help Forte track down leads. On a recent afternoon, Carillo met with me to give an update on his investgation, which he is doing free of charge.

A former bodyguard for Latin boy pop band Menudo, Carrillo stands over six feet tall and has a gleaming bald head à la Kojak.

He informed me he believes Christen Pacheco, Aramburo’s boyfriend, had nothing to do with her disappearance. “He was telling the truth when he said Lilly left his apartment after they got into an arguement,” Carrillo notes.

Carrillo says he interviewed two of Aramburo’s friends, who told him about a house at 35 Percival Ave. in Coconut Grove, at the time a known flop house where Aramburo and her pals smoked crack. Carrillo says he recieved another tip that Aramburo, after leaving Pacheco’s apartment, went to that house where she was allegedly killed by three individuals she knew, including a drug dealer who has a murder conviction.

I’ve chosen not to disclose their names until I’ve had an opportunity to verify Carrillo’s claims.

Carrillo says he provided the names of the three men to Miami-Dade Police detectives investigating Aramburo’s disappearance on four occassions. “They haven’t done squat,” Carrillo says.

This Sunday at 6 p.m., Forte will lead a march from CocoWalk to 35 Percival Ave., where she will hold a candlelight vigil in Aramburo’s honor. 

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Justice March and Vigil for Lily Sunday in Miami

The South Florida community and local media is invited to join us this Sunday for a Silent March and Candle light Vigil for Lilly Aramburo. Please see the media alert below.

MEDIA ALERT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, 29 May 2009

Candlelight Vigil and Silent March to commemorate missing mother, Lucely “Lily” Aramburo on the 2 year anniversary of her disappearance

(Miami, Florida, May 29, 2009) On June 1, 2007, Lilly Aramburo a single mother 23 years of age left her ex boyfriends house, a known heroin user, shortly after 2 AM never to be seen again. The Miami Dade Police Department’s detectives failed to interview Christen Pacheco, Kelly Starling, and “EJ” who were present when Lily disappeared.

Only after an article in the Miami New Times in September 2008 was Christen Pacheco interviewed. A private investigator who volunteered to help in Lily’s disappearance has developed a theory that Lily lost her life the night she disappeared in a crack house in Coconut Grove. The investigator has had 4 meetings with the Miami Dade Detectives providing details of the location as well as suspects in Lily’s disappearance/murder. To this day, the Miami Dade Police Department has done nothing to solve the case.

This Sunday, May 31, 2009, we will hold a vigil commemorating the second anniversary of Lily’s disappearance. The vigil will be held at the location where it is believed she lost her life. Names and details of the suspects in the case will be provided in the hopes that someone in the Coconut Grove community will come forward with information. Six months have passed since this information was provided to the Miami Dade Police Department with no results.

Come join us to commemorate and pray for Lily and her family.
Sunday, May 31st, 2009 at 6pm

The march will begin in Cocowalk to
3440 PERCIVAL AVENUE, COCONUT GROVE, FL.

Information about the vigil can be found at the following websites:

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Candlelight Vigil and Silent March for Lily Aramburo’s 2 Year Anniversary

Community to Hold a Silent March and Candle light Vigil for the 2nd Year Anniversary of Lilly Aramburo’s disappearance.

What: Justice for Lily Candlelight Vigil and Silent March
When: Sunday May 31st at 6pm
Where: 3440 Percival Ave Coconut Grove, FL 33133 Map
Why: It’s been exactly 2 years since Lilly vanished. We need to find Lilly and we need the person(s) responsible to be brought to justice!
Sunday May 31st, the South Florida community is invited to attend a candlelight vigil and silent march in memory of my friend, Lilly Aramburo, a young mother missing from Miami since 2007. Beginning at 6pm (Eastern time), Lilly Aramburo’s mother, Lucely will lead the crowd in a Justice for Lilly silent march in front of the house it is believed Lily may have lost her life.

The purpose of the silent demonstration is to grab the public’s attention for a short time on the two year anniversary of Lilly’s disappearance to make everyone aware that Lilly is still missing, and we are still looking for answers. We understand that Lilly isn’t the only loved one that’s missing. There are many missing persons in South Florida and thousands across the country. We are remembering them and their families on this special occasion, as well. Anyone with a missing loved one is urged to attend the event and bring a photo or flyer to share. Let us stand together in solidarity.

Family and friends will peacefully deliver a powerful message to Miami Dade Police Department that Lilly deserves justice, she deserves to be found. Lilly has not been forgotten by her family and friends and she shouldn’t be forgotten by the community where she lived. We’d like to see Miami Dade Police take meaningful action. Please show your support by joining Lilly’s family and friends. Help us seek JUSTICE FOR LILLY!

I realize few of you (loyal readers) live in the Miami area, if you are unable to be there in person, we ask you to have Lilly in your thoughts and prayers while the vigil is going on. Please join us in spirit by lighting a candle for Lily (where ever you are). But to those who live in South Florida, we’d love the chance to see you in person to thank you for your support and commitment to finding Lilly these past 2 years. Although it will be a very hard day for all of us, spending it together will help us heal in a small way.

Visitors are welcome to bring a candle to light for Lilly but it is not required. Please RSVP via Facebook or if you’re on Twitter, you can RSVP below.

Media is encouraged to attend.

We’d like to give very special thanks to Anita Hunt of Nita Joy Craft Design and author of “Are You Being Bullied” for creating the lovely flyer pictured above.
Nita, you’re a star, thank you for your generosity! Nita graciously volunteered after responding to my tweet. (Pictured below ~ Note: read from bottom to top)


Nita’s reply was a complete surprise. As you can see, the exchange was short and sweet. A few hours later, the flyer was done. It was that easy and carefree. So, if it’s a personalized greeting card or gift you need to help brighten someone’s day, please consider Nita Joy Craft Design. If you tweet, you can follow Nita on Twitter.

And finally, I’d like to thank Staples for donating flyers for Lilly. Thank you, Staples!! We appreciate all of your support.

Help us spread the word. Pass on the link to this post, tweet it, invite your friends on Facebook and email your network, if you have a blog inform your readers. We need your support now more than ever.

Hope to see all of you on Sunday, May 31st!

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Thank You Enrique and Joe!

As some of you already know, this past Monday April 20th, Lucely (Lily’s mother), Joe Carrillo (our private investigator) and I went on the world famous morning radio show “El Show de Enrique y Joe”. We had the opportunity to inform and appeal directly to the South Florida community for information about the disappearance of Lilly Aramburo. A big warm hug to Joe Carrillo, the best private investigator in Miami, for his help in making it happen!

Janet and Lucely on Enrique y Joe Radio Show

El Show de Enrique y Joe

Joe Ferrero from Enrique y Joe Radio Show

Pictures Courtesy of Joe Carrillo

Enrique and Joe ~

Lucely and I want to thank you for letting us be guests on your show. It was a real honor. We are very impressed with all the thought and organization you put into your shows.Your energy and passion was so inspiring and positive.You made it so easy and so comfortable for us. We really appreciate your willingness to educate your listeners about the disappearance and possible murder of Lily Aramburo, a Miami native and young mother who’s case remains unsolved. The world needs to know about this. Lily’s case hasn’t been featured on the local news yet. We really thank you for having us on as guests and devoting so much valuable time on your show to cover this topic. I know your listeners were concerned enough to do their own research. Thank you so very much!

Sincerely,

Janet
Family Spokesperson for missing person Lilly Aramburo
Site
http://justiceinmiami.blogspot.com/
Social Media Strategist at Subliminal Pixels Lab
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http://www.subliminalpixels.com/

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Listen to EL SHOW DE ENRIQUE Y JOE for Latest Update on the Lilly Aramburo Case!

Lilly Aramburo missing mother
That’s right, folks! Monday morning, April 20th (tomorrow) tune in live to EL SHOW DE ENRIQUE Y JOE on 98.3 in Miami at 8am. I will be on the show along with Lilly’s mother, Lucely and our good friend/private investigator, Joe Carrillo to discuss the latest developments in Lilly Aramburo’s case. We need your help and support now more than ever!!

Lilly was reported missing almost 2 years ago. We believe she lost her life the night she disappeared. Our investigation reveals that she lost her life in Coconut Grove at the hands of a convicted murderer and his accomplices. We have handed the Miami Dade Police Dept. the information over 4 months ago and to this day NOTHING has been done to bring her killers to justice. We need the communities help to pressure law enforcement to do what we pay them to do! Listen to 98.3 FM Monday morning beginning at 8 AM for the latest developments in Lilly’s case. Remember, tune in to 98.3 FM Monday at 8 AM and feel free to call in with your questions or comments. The phone number is 1-888-305-SHOW.

Click here for more details ~ You can also listen online here.

ENRIQUE Y JOE SHOW…The high-profile and outlandish radio personalities Enrique Santos and Joe Ferrero have repeatedly broken sales and audience records and maintained as the number 1 radio show in Miami and one of the most popular Hispanic programs in America. The pair’s bilingual broadcasts are a crossover hit of humor, social satire and political commentary that bridges cultural and generational divide. Santos (a former police officer) bid for City of Miami mayor last election, running against incumbent Manny Diaz and winning nearly a quarter of the vote. Enrique along with radio veteran Joe Ferrero have made Miami Radio history and are internationally known for their phone pranks to Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez and Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro.

Read more about the insanely popular morning show, El Show de Enrique y Joe.

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Thank You Miami New Times!

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Miami New Times for including our blog, Justice for Lilly Aramburo on their local blog links. We are very grateful to the Miami New Times Blog for linking to us! Another reason we love the Miami New Times. First, Francisco Alvarado writes the only article ever printed about Lilly, a cover story published last September and now this. It’s a very big deal and I’m extremely humbled.

If you use Twitter, please be sure to follow the Miami New Times.

By the way, let’s keep our fingers crossed for a follow-up article on Lilly Aramburo’s disappearance. Feel free to help make it happen by contacting the Miami New Times directly.

Missing Person: Lilly Aramburo  Missing from: Miami, FL

As always, we appreciate the ongoing support we have received from everyone. Please continue to spread the word about Lilly’s disappearance. And help us bring her home!

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Lilly Aramburo and Missing Minorities Campaign

Dear friends, I was recently surprised to find Lilly Aramburo listed on a site called Missing Minorities Campaign. How awesome! It’s a great site and very helpful for the benefit of missing minorities. As we all know, missing minorities rarely make the news. And if they do, they don’t receive the same type of in depth coverage. (God knows how hard I’ve tried to get media coverage for Lilly!) But with sites like Missing Minorities Campaign and others using the internet to advocate for missing people, the more eyes we have looking out for our loved ones and the better chances we have of finding them.

Although most of us live very busy, sometimes hectic lives, a little time and effort goes a long way. You’d be surprised to know how easy it is to help. As I always do when I find a website, blog or organization doing good works, I stumbled their site, bookmarked it and shared it on Twitter and a few other networking sites and aggregators like Friendfeed. And it really helps! After reading the stories of the missing people on the Missing Minorities site and others, it’s very helpful to DIGG or STUMBLE the story or share on whatever social network and news submission sites you use. I joined their community, as well. After all, that’s what social networking is all about: community.

One last thing, if you use Twitter, please follow the Missing Minorities Campaign.

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Appeal to Miami Residents For Info in the Possible Homicide of Lilly Aramburo

In 6 months, it will mark the 2nd year anniversary since Lilly Aramburo was last seen by family and friends. The night was June 1, 2007, at approximately 2am. She walked out of her live-in boyfriend’s condo after a heated argument and has never been seen alive since.
Lilly Aramburo Texas Equusearch Flyer
Lilly’s family is asking the public for help. If you know anything at all or have information regarding the disappearance of Lucely “Lilly” Aramburo, Lilly’s mother, family and friends urge you to contact Miami Dade Police at 305-418-7200 or Crime Stoppers at (305)471-8477. (You can get a cash reward of up to $1000!) It offers complete anonymity. Lilly may have walked to the bus stop or to the Metrorail Station which is very near to Dadeland Mall. She may have traveled to the Coconut Grove area.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO LILLY?
Justice for Missing mother Lilly Aramburo

MISSING Lilly Aramburo

Chances are you’ve probably never met Lilly but if you did, you would understand why we’re so determined to find her. Lilly was a girl of peace, a young mother who loved her baby boy very much. She was a humble person and good friend who touched everyone she met with her beautiful smile. She had the energy of a small child. It is a shame that this had to happen. And that her disappearance has remained unnoticed, while the media arbitrarily picks and chooses who they find important.

She loved music, and although she loved rock, oldies were secretly her favorite songs. She loved to read and write in her journals, but refused to learn computers. She was a very simple girl, who shopped at vintage stores, and hardly ever wore much make up. The term earth girl, comes to mind when I think of her. And pixie, as well. People would often confuse her with being a teenager because she looked so damn young. Lily was tough as steel, both emotionally and physically. Once she fell off a 2nd story building at the University of Miami campus. She went to the hospital and walked out, took the brace off and kept going, because she had to be at work the next day.

When she was pregnant with her son (now 2 years old), she glowed. It was the most amazing time in her life. The loveliest I had ever seen her. Her skin looked a golden olive, and her almond shaped eyes, glistened. I could see life in her. And she was truly happy and hopeful, looking forward to the birth of her son.

I thought she would make it. She began taking prenatal yoga, went back to being a vegetarian, and was dedicated to meditating and praying a lot. We had no idea of what was to come. Almost 2 years later, and we’re still awaiting answers. Every day Lilly’s mother wakes up thinking about Lilly and what could have been. It must be so painful for her to raise her grandson, Lilly’s 2 year old son, while praying for the day when Lilly is found and finally put to rest.

We have reason to believe Lilly is a victim of homicide but many questions remain unanswered. And that is why we’re asking for your help.

We’re currently trying to piece together Lilly’s last movements. Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations should immediately contact Miami Dade Police at 305-418-7200 or Crime Stoppers at (305)471-8477.

If you feel compelled to help find Lilly Aramburo, there are many ways you can help. Please do so by doing one or more of the following:
Friend on Myspace http://www.myspace.com/missinglillyaramburo
Join the Facebook Cause to Find Lilly Aramburo
Subscribe to the Justice in Miami RSS feed
Please Stumble, bookmark & share this post
If you’re in South Florida, print a flyer and post and share it as much you can.
If you’re a blogger, join the MyBlogLog Justice in Miami Community

Lily’s case has received very little media coverage. So far, the only article published about Lilly’s disappearance was in the Miami New Times last September. As you can see, Nancy Grace was kind enough to feature a Case Alert about Lilly, as well. Can you help us get media coverage for Lilly? Contact Nancy Grace and ask her to investigate Lilly’s possible homicide. We’d like Lilly to be featured on local media stations in Miami. Please let us know if you can help with this. Drop me a line or leave a comment on this post.

Lilly’s family and friends are grateful for your prayers and continued support. Let’s bring resolution to this grieving family.

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Tribute to Lilly Aramburo

There’s never a day where thoughts of Lilly are far away. Listened to some of her favorite songs by the Magnetic Fields today… Somehow makes me feel better when I’m down. I remember the times we sat in my car as I drove her home, listening to music. She loved music. I could see her sitting next to me, smiling. As a tribute to Lilly’s loving memory, here are a few of her favorite songs. The ones I listen to and reminisce…

The Magnetic Fields – All My Little Words

The Magnetic Fields – The One You Really Love

Sublime – Waiting For my Ruca

RIP Lilly Aramburo. Justice will be done. Words can’t describe how much we love you and miss you! xoxo

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

On behalf of Lilly Aramburo’s family and friends, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and the happiest of holidays. We’d like to thank you for all your kindness and support. We appreciate all your prayers for Lilly and wish you and your loved ones a safe and joyous holiday.

If you’re planning a holiday donation, please don’t forget the missing. A few charities in special need of funding which we recommend supporting are:
National Center for Missing Adults (NCMA)
Project Jason

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.

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Prayers for Missing Mother Lilly Aramburo

True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice. Martin Luther King, Jr

I spent the day yesterday with my favorite boy in the world…Lilly Aramburo’s 2 year old son, Palden:-) Lilly’s mother, Lucely, invited me over to their new place, along with a few of Lilly’s old friends from school. I had a lovely time. It was amazing to see how much her little boy has learned to talk. He took me by the hand and showed me his room and all his toys. He walked me over to a chest, lifted the top and showed me what was inside…Lilly’s boots and shoes…and he said “gone…gone”. He broke my heart in two. Although, he was a baby when he last saw his mother, Lilly, (it seems to me) her memory is still very much alive in his mind.

The following prayer is dedicated to Lilly and all missing loved ones. May they be in peace, free from all harm and suffering. May they be found and may justice prevail.

Prayer to Find What Is Lost
St. Anthony, when you prayed, your stolen book of prayers was given back to you. Pray now for all of us who have lost things precious and dear. Pray for all who have lost faith, hope or the friendship of God. Pray for us who have lost friends or relatives by death. Pray for all who have lost peace of mind or spirit. Pray that we may be given new hope, new faith, new love. Pray that lost things, needful and helpful to us, may be returned to our keeping. Or, if we must continue in our loss, pray that we may be given Christ’s comfort and peace.

Amen.

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Yet Another Holiday Without Lilly – An Update

This will be our 2nd holiday without Lilly Aramburo. The feeling of great loss and grieving hasn’t stopped since her disappearance but Christmas is especially arduous. Emotions are raw. Most of Lily’s family is processing through this the same way we would with a death, except there’s no closure because Lilly’s body has not been found.

In the midst of all this suffering, there has been some progress though. Lilly’s mother, Lucely, requested a meeting with Captain Janna L. Bolinger-Heller from Miami Dade Police Department, she kindly agreed. Lucely, Joe Carrillo (private investigator), and I met with the Captain and Lieutenant Normando Gregorisch yesterday. It was our first time meeting Captain Heller in person, as well as Lieutenant Gregorisch. I must say, it was a very positive meeting. Obviously, I can’t disclose any details since it involves an open investigation. The last thing I want is to compromise the case and let violent criminals get away with murdering my friend. If all goes well, and everyone keeps to their word, I have no doubt…the truth will come out and this case will finally be transferred to homicide.

Please light a candle and say a prayer for Lilly and her family.

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Roses, Balloons and Prayers for Lilly Aramburo

We had an amazing vigil for Lilly today. Lucely, Lily’s mother came out with the baby (Lily’s 2 year old son) despite feeling ill & being feverish. She brought Lilly’s grandmother and cousin, too. We were so delighted to see them. Baby Palden has grown so much and he’s talking like crazy! He is identical to Lily. He’s super charismatic and gorgeous! He helped my girls make a heart in the sand made from yellow, pink and purple roses. (pictured above) We looked at Lily’s baby pictures & pictures of her growing up, released balloons, and dedicated prayers. It was all very harmonious.

Joe Carrillo, (the pi working her case) couldn’t make it due to a trial he’s preparing for tomorrow but he provided a prayer for me to read at the vigil. I read it and everyone stood in solidarity. Joe also requested for everyone to please pray for their efforts. (I’m asking too!) Here’s the prayer:

O, Blessed Mother and St Joseph,
you searched when your Son Jesus
disappeared when he was twelve.
You would not give up
until he was found.
You know the pain of having someone missing,
and the joy of finding them,
as you found your son.
Help those who are searching now,
to find the answers to their questions,
and an end to their searching.
Inspire people to be vigilant,
so that their eyes and ears
may see and hear news that will bring hope.
Comfort those who feel lonely and sad
because the one they love has vanished.
Be with them in the storm
and guide them in their efforts.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen

Isn’t it lovely? We’re very fortunate to have you on our side. Thank you so much, Joe.

I really appreciate each and everyone who came out to Miami Beach today to show your support and love for Lily. Thanks so much to Carmen for being there for us, you’re a godsend. For those who couldn’t make it, we’d be so grateful if you could please light a candle and dedicate a prayer for Lily. Thank you for your loving kindness and compassion on this special day.

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Birthday Vigil for Lilly Aramburo Sunday in Miami Beach


Dear friends,

Sunday, November 16th is Lilly’s birthday. She would have been turning 25 years old. Lilly has been heavy on my mind more than ever as time passes and she is yet to be found. It’s heartbreaking to know it’s been more than 16 months since we saw Lilly’s sweet smile or listened to her kind words. Her absence is felt every day by many who knew and loved her. It’s frustrating having no idea if or what the authorities are doing anymore. What we do know is her investigation was not handled as they should have in the beginning. Having to endure constant comments about adults having a right to go missing, Lilly’s case went cold fast. Every day more time passes without answers, without clues. Disillusioned by law enforcement, I place all my trust in karma. Justice will prevail.

Everyone is invited to join us this Sunday for a Birthday Vigil in Lilly’s honor on her 25th birthday in Miami Beach. We will gather on 80th Street & Collins Ave to celebrate Lilly’s life in the company of family and friends who love and miss her dearly. Bring a candle and a prayer, together we can start the healing process.

Sadly, life hasn’t been the same since June 2, 2007. It won’t ever be back to normal until the truth about what happened comes to light and the persons who did this are brought to justice. Lily will always remain in our hearts and minds. Karma Drolkar, forever a yogini…(Yogini is an enlightened woman with spiritual powers and deep insight.)

WHAT: BIRTHDAY VIGIL FOR LILLY ARAMBURO
WHEN: SUNDAY, November 16th, 2008
WHERE: 80th Street and Collins Ave in Miami Beach, FL
By the water…

TIME: TBA

If you’re interested in attending, please let me know and I’ll make sure to keep you updated. If you cannot make it, (wherever you are) please light a candle and dedicate a prayer for Lilly.


Let Lilly’s name not be forgotten.

Thank you for your continued support.

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Domestic Violence Awareness and Twitter


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As an ode to Lilly, I’ve been using Twitter to highlight the issue. You too can take a stand and Share Your Voice with America. If you’re a blogger, blog about it, educate your readers. Make a statement that stopping domestic violence should be a community priority. Raising awareness is not brain surgery, anyone can do it. If you use Twitter, you can follow @yogini to receive my updates. Also, please consider joining the Million Voices Campaign, the campaign to end domestic violence through the National Domestic Violence Hotline. And please follow them on Twitter @MillionVoices

Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive behavior designed to exert power and control over a person in an intimate relationship through the use of intimidating, threatening, harmful, or harassing behavior. Including, multiple forms of physical abuse, sexual, and emotional or psychological abuse. Domestic violence is a crime. It affects everyone, our families, communities and our workplaces. Yet violence against women is often ignored and rarely punished.

The statistics of domestic violence are staggering! According to the U.S. Justice Department, one in four American women have experienced domestic violence directly, and more than half of all Americans (56 percent) say they have at least one friend, relative or co-worker whom they know has been involved in domestic violence. On average, more than 3 women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in this country every day. Women are much more likely than men to be killed by an intimate partner.

Domestic abuse may escalate from threats and verbal abuse to violence and murder. Injuries & death are the ultimate consequence but the emotional and psychological consequences of domestic violence can also leave lasting scars. No one should have to live with this kind of suffering.

If you’re a victim of domestic violence, there is help. Please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). Trained advocates are available 24 hours a day/365 days a year. They can refer you to resources available in your area.

The hotline was established in 1996 as a component to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) passed by Congress. VAWA was drafted by Senator Joseph Biden with support from a number of advocacy organizations. There is a safe way out. Start by calling the hotline. It may be a start to a new life, without violence. If you are living with your abusive partner, you should have a safety plan in place.

Where to go for Help:

If you are in immediate danger or have been hurt, call 911. Remember, domestic violence, any kind of physical assault or abuse is a crime. Police are required to

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
1-800-787-3224 (TDD)
email: ndvh@ndvh.org

Nationwide Directory of domestic violence shelters

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Find local support, shelter from domestic violence, or free/low-cost legal services.

In closing, here’s a poem written by Lilly in 2006 when she was pregnant and spending time with my family at our Miami Beach apartment. Lilly, there’s not a day that goes by that we don’t think about you and miss you!

Sometimes,
in the distance, beneath my mind,
I felt things like cold hands and teeth chattering.
I could barely make out its sounds
but it soothed me somehow,
it was light and translucent.

and Sometimes,
as I slept,
I felt a horrible black ghost pushing down on my chest,
It violated me.
and it told me things.

I have never been the same!

and sometimes,
I dream of flat green prairies that stretch out for days
and crash into the violet lining of the sky in a perfect display of interdependence.

and sometimes,
when I go to sleep at night,
I feel the warmth of womb
and the beating of a heart inside of me, and feel at peace.

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Lilly Aramburo Case Alert on Nancy Grace!

Since last night, I have been rejoicing because Lilly Aramburo was (finally!!) featured on Nancy Grace as a Case Alert! Perfect timing too, as October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, how appropriate and amazing! Check out the video and PLEASE share it with all your friends on networking sites like Myspace, Facebook & Twitter. Social media can be used for good; this is your chance to be helpful & selfless for the benefit of a child who misses his mother and deserves to know the truth.

GRACE: “Case Alert,” the search for a young mom vanishing, Miami, Florida, 24-year-old Lily Aramburo reported missing June 2007 from a condo she shared with a live-in. According to reports, since her disappearance, the condo has been found desolate, full of trash, appliances missing. She`s 4-11, 108 pounds, black hair, brown eyes, tattoo lower back. If you have info, call Miami-Dade police, 305-418-7200.

We ask everyone to continue the awareness campaign. You can make a huge difference! Lilly deserves justice and that is why I am asking you to contact Nancy Grace and ask her to investigate Lilly’s disappearance.
http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form5.html?81

If you have any information, PLEASE contact Miami Dade Police at 305-418-7200 or call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477 or 866-471-8477. You can also report your tip online anonymously https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=139

Thank you for all of your support! And special thanks to Levi from War on Crime for making this happen!! =) Nancy, THANK YOU!

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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.

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.

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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

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Missing mother Lilly Aramburo’s Poster on Second Life – Thanks Project Jason!


Project Jason is a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to families of the missing by providing resources and support. They create awareness in a myriad of ways to help bring them home. It was founded by the parents of Jason Jolkowski, who disappeared June 13th, 2001. Making it their mission to help others dealing with the loss of a missing loved one. Recently, they found an excellent way of obtaining awareness.

Project Jason is the first missing persons’ assistance organization to have a property in a new area of Nonprofit Commons, a section within the virtual world, Second Life. Their theme is “Every Face Tells a Story” and the site exhibits special posters of missing persons. These posters contain articles written exclusively for Project Jason in Second Life, contributed by the families of each missing person featured. All of the posters and objects are clickable, taking you to the featured link on Project Jason’s site for news and information about the missing person.

If you’re on Second Life, please visit Project Jason’s Office. If you’re interested in getting an account, it’s free. All you have to do is register. Please consider donating $27 to Project Jason for Jason’s 27th Birthday Campaign. Their goal is to raise $2,700 by October 6th, the 5th anniversary of Project Jason.

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WARNING – Extortionist Targeting Families of the Missing


A few weeks ago, I received an email from someone that said they had information about missing mother, Lilly Aramburo. I knew it was some sort of hoax. My intuition is rarely (if ever) wrong. Here’s the email below:

John <lutrija98@gmail.com>
reply-to johndoe19@ymail.com
date Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 3:30 PM
subject I have information on your missing person

Dear ,
I have an important information on your missing person.
Reply this email and i will give you more information.
Awaiting your reply
John

I responded back and said ‘I’m listening.’ Then he sent this:

John <frankzodos@yahoo.com>
reply-to johndoe19@ymail.com
date Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 4:39 PM
subject Info on Lucely

Dear ,
Lucely is being held by a serial rapist-kidnapper,who kidnaps and holds women captive for sex.

I know the kidnappers house and the exact location on his property were he is holding her and few other women captive.I managed to have this information because i am a handyman and i did some work recently near the place he is holding these women.

I will only give you the kidnappers address and the exact location on his property were he is holding her if you can pay $20,000 dollars only.You will pay $10,000 dollars in advance and pay the balance of $10,000 dollars when i give you the address and she is rescued.

For security reasons,i want to remain anonymous so please don’t inform the police or anybody about my communication with you until i give you the exact location of were she is being held.If you inform the police or anybody about my communication with you now you wont hear from me again and i wont give you the location.

Awaiting your reply
John

I did some research and learned that this person has been targeting families of the missing and trying to extort money from them. What a sick individual(s)! That’s some heavy karma they’re creating.

Peggy Florence, who’s daughter, Jasmine Haslag disappeared last June (just like Lilly) was targeted. She has a website She wrote this public warning on her website:

“Just know that if you receive any correspondence from a person stating they know the location of your missing loved one, that they are being held hostage/captive by someone and they are asking for an amount of money to provide you with information about your loved one, it is a scam intended to extort money from you. This person or persons truly have no information about your loved one, and they intend to take your money and run. These vultures will prey upon anyone, and this is no different then all the other internet money scams that go on everyday, except that they are preying upon very vulnerable persons and they know that these families are desperate to find their loved one, very hopeful of finding the loved one alive, and vulnerable to grabbing at any straws or leads, and they see the horrible situation of having a missing loved one as a very profitable scam to run.”

If you are a victim of this scam artist, please contact your local FBI.

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