“Project Jason, A Voice for the Missing”
“Project Jason, A Voice for the Missing”
Print a poster: http://www.projectjason.org/aan/AAN_LauraNimbach.pdf
Name: Laura Nimbach
Alias: Lora Marie Nimbach, Laura Marie Numbach, Laura Marie Nimback
Date of Birth: 08/26/1986
Date Missing: 02/17/2009
Age at time of disappearance: 22
City Missing From: Clearwater
State Missing From: FL
Height: 5 ft 6 in
Weight: 105 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Hair (other): May be very light blond
Eye Color: Brown
Just found this channel while looking at my YouTube subscriptions. TheMissingTV is a video show which features cases of missing children and adults. I applaud their efforts and dedication to missing persons. Check out their website at http://www.themissingtv.com/
This episode host Scott Davis visits two cold cases. One is that of Teekah Lewis she was a 2 year old toddler when she was reported missing from a Tocama, WA bowling alley on 01/23/93, she is 12 years old now. He will also introduce to you the case of missing adult Melisa Sloan, reported missing from Orlando, FL in 1994 she was 23 years of age when she was reported missing.
IF SEEN Please Contact:
JSO Missing Persons Unit 904.630.2627
This case pulls at my heart strings because Austin disappeared in June 2007, just like Lilly. The family has been waiting for answers as long as we have. The month of June will never be the same for us.
Francisco Cuevas, age 47, was last seen on Saturday, November 3, 2007 in Coral Springs, Florida, at his place of employment and has not been seen or heard from since. Francisco was driving a 2004 Jeep Cherokee, black, 4 door. Francisco has a tribal tattoo on his right bicep and “pantha” tattoo on his left bicep. Anyone with information about Francisco Cuevas should contact the Coral Springs Police Department at 954-346-1200.
Emillie Hoyt is MISSING. She vanished without a trace January 2006. She may have traveled to Fort Lauderdale from Highland Beach, FL.
Date of Birth: Oct. 7, 1982
Missing Since: Jan 2006
Missing City: Highland Beach
Missing State: Florida
Height: 5ft 6in
Weight: 110 lbs (aprox)
Hair Color: Light brown
Hair (other): May be dyed blonde
Eye Color: Brown
Please to take a good look at her picture and go to the Flickr Missing Persons Group to see more pictures of Emillie. Her family needs to know the truth. No one vanishes into thin air. Someone out there has to know something. Please do the right thing and come forward if you know anything about Emillie Hoyt’s disappearance. Contact Det. Bob Devito at 561-266-5800.
You can help find Emillie by joining her Facebook Group and adding as a friend on myspace. If you use Twitter, you can follow @emilliesbrother. As you could imagine, they are desperate to find Emillie. The holidays are especially difficult for families dealing with the loss of a missing loved one. Please don’t forget about them. All missing persons deserve to be found.
Please help Glendene receive the answers she’s been waiting so long for. Especially if you live in Las Vegas. Please tune in and help spread the word!
Visit her blog: http://jessiefoster.blogspot.com/
Thank you, AMW!
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.
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:
date Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 3:30 PM
subject I have information on your missing person
I have an important information on your missing person.
Reply this email and i will give you more information.
Awaiting your reply
I responded back and said ‘I’m listening.’ Then he sent this:
date Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 4:39 PM
subject Info on Lucely
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
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.
“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.
Next month, Lilly’s little boy turns two. This little boy is the spitting image of his mother. I wonder what it must be like for him, living without her.
Seems like just the other day, I got the phone call from David, his father, telling me Lilly was having the baby. I got ready as fast as I possibly could, jumped in my car and drove to from my apartment in Miami Beach to Hollywood to witness the baby’s birth.
So much has changed since then. That precious newborn is a toddler now, exploring the world around him. Without his mom. And without his dad. That’s “impermanence” for you.
And so it deeply saddens me to realize this child will grow up without both parents. But despite it all, he’s always happy, very bright and full of life. His grandmother has given so much love and attention.
Can you please help find his mom?
Help spread the news of this missing mother from Miami. There are many ways to help.
Email me, if you’re interested. Or leave a comment on the blog. And I’ll get right back to you.
Happy Birthday, sweet baby! May you always be joyous & happy and free from suffering!
Thank you, Detective Mancha from Miami Dade Police Department, for providing us with this picture of Lilly’s back tattoo. This is the only known picture of it and we are extremely thankful to Det. Mancha for providing it to us.
Anyone with information should immediately contact MDPD at 305-418-7245.
I’ve used many social networking sites to assist me in my mission of finding Lilly and raising awareness for missing persons. If you have a loved one that’s missing, you are invited to join my group on Flickr. The group is focused on missing persons in the United States. Every member is encouraged to upload pictures of missing loved ones (as long as they disappeared within the US). This is a good idea in several aspects. Many people use Flickr. And it’s an effective way of raising awareness for the missing.
Join my room in Friendfeed. Members post links to pictures, articles, anything that has to do with missing persons. If you’re a social media lover, be sure to join us on various sites across the web. Care2.com. And a community on Mixx.com.
Add Lilly as a friend on myspace and join the group on Facebook and join the cause on Facebook. These are a just few of the ones I use. I’ll write an entire post about this in more detail in the near future.
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.
Another newly acquired picture of Lilly courtesy of Miami Dade Police Department. With every new picture, sadness tends to overcome me. And all I’m left with are questions.
Christen Pacheco, the man Lilly was engaged to, was one of the last persons to see her alive. He reported her missing, 24 hours after the fact and before ever checking with family or friends. He tried to make it seem as if her intention was to kill herself. He fabricated a tale about Lilly leaving with bungee cords. If it was truly her intention to hang herself or take her own life, her body would have been found by now. My gut feeling screamed murder. But I am not accusing Christen. Although he never behaved like a man suffering due his fiance’s disappearance and never made any attempts to find her, he is innocent until proven guilty. However, several criminal profilers, including Clint Van Zandt, and others in the criminal justice field, all agree that police should have seen red flags immediately. They should have questioned her fiance thoroughly. Police should have started investigating at that most critical moment! But instead, they assigned her case to a detective (Detective Aaron Mancha) who was on vacation! Lilly’s life was treated as completely inconsequential and meaningless. I often think about why. Was it because she’s not white or well off? Was it negligence or something greater and uglier like Missing White Woman Syndrome?
Why is it that after all this time, Miami residents are still unfamiliar with Lilly’s case? Because her case has not interested the news media at all. How could it make an enduring news impression, even locally, if media is unresponsive and unwilling to report?
After all this time, I believe her little boy and family, deserve answers. Something happened to Lilly. She did NOT willingly walk away from her son and her life. Lilly would never allow so much time to pass without making a phone call or checking on her son. Someone took her from us. And many of us will not rest until she is found and justice is served for Lilly Aramburo.
Here’s a direct statement to her perpetrator: YOUR CONSCIOUS MUST BE KILLING YOU!!!
Lilly Aramburo is pictured playing with a cute little black and white doggy. Lilly adored animals. Especially dogs. And kitties.
This morning I attended a Press Conference held by the North Miami Beach Police and Kid Finders Network for missing person, Heather “Kitty” Riggio. I was invited by Sherri Milstead, the Executive Director of Kid Finders Network. She learned about Lilly’s case and contacted me earlier in the week.
Kid Finders Network is a nonprofit organization which provides mobile billboards to families, organizations and Law Agencies in search of Missing Children and Missing Persons. They provide digital fingerprinting at public events and private sessions where there is 10 or more children. They offer custom websites, assist in searches, door to door flyers and from what I’ve seen, it seems they would do almost anything to help find a missing human being. They have a mobile billboard (pictured above) with Heather’s information and picture on it. It will stay at the police station in North Miami Beach until Monday. After that it will go to the area where Heather was last seen at in Homestead. It will cruise the area, increasing the odds of someone calling with an important tip. The drivers are trained in taking tips, too. You can see my entire set of pictures of the press conference and the mobile billboard by clicking the link under the picture.
Lilly’s mom and I could not contain our tears as we watched the press conference taking place. It’s interesting because we’re not emotional people. But this is an open wound for us. You can’t help but feel overwhelmed with compassion for families experiencing the same suffering. It was heartbreaking. But at the same time, I saw the dedication and all the effort put forth by the detectives from North Miami Beach Police Department. What a blessing for Heather’s family. I’ve been following her case and from the start, these detectives have done such a great job. I admire and commend them for their commitment and efforts to find Heather. They were able to get her story featured on America’s Most Wanted.
Here is the official press release from the North Miami Beach Police Department. They have it posted on their website:
Topic: Kid Finders Network to Assist in Missing
Persons Case Utilizing Innovative Mobile
Date & Time: Friday, July 11th at 11:00 AM at NMBPD,
16901 NE 19 Av.
Narrative: Kid Finders Network will be assisting us with a missing person case where a young female, Heather Riggio, went missing on May 6, 2007 and the public’s help is paramount to helping us find her or find out what happened to her as foul play may be involved. Kid Finders Network is providing an innovative way to assist law enforcement with the recovery of missing persons by providing a mobile billboard that will feature vital information such as photographs of the victim, the areas she frequented, etc. which will be deployed in the area Heather was last seen.
Kid Finders will be at the North Miami Beach Police Department on Friday, July 11th at 11:00 AM with the billboard provided for this case. Representatives from Kid Finders Network as well as NMB Chief Rafael P. Hernandez, Jr. and Lead Case Detective Rich Rand will be present to speak about the case and unveil the highly effective and innovative billboard that will profile this case.
The original missing person flyer that features pictures of Heather Riggio will follow this press release and for information regarding Kid Finders Network you can visit their website at www.kidfindersnetwork.com. For more information regarding this press release please call Detective Rich Rand at 305-218-1234 or Sergeant Warren Hardison.
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?
Susan wrote a great posting about the potential crime scene in Lilly’s disappearance.
Below are the pictures of the property where Lilly might be found. But getting police to follow up on this lead is a different story. As usual, it’s not their priority. For those that are not following the case, Lilly was last seen at her fiance; Christen Pacheco’s apartment on
June 1, 2007. She’s never been seen or heard from ever again. Christen reported Lilly missing 24 hours later, before calling her mother or family members & friends. According to his story, she walked out of his apartment at 2am in pajamas to pick flowers and took a bungee cord with her.
Media Stations to Contact:
WBZL 39 – MiamiWB affiliate.http://www.wb39.com/
WTVJ 6 – MiamiNBC affiliate.http://www.nbc6.net/
WFOR 4 – MiamiCBS affiliate.http://www.wfor.com/
WSCV 51 – HialeahTelemundo affiliate.http://www.wscv.com/
WBFS 33 – MiamiUPN affiliate.http://www.upn33.com/
WSVN 7 – MiamiFox affiliate.http://www.wsvn.com/
WLRN 17 – MiamiPBS and NPR affiliate.http://www.wlrn.org/
We’d love you to join us:
Following the case:
Lilly loves this song. We used to listen to it together in my apartment in Miami Beach. That was before everything changed and she became engaged to Christen Pacheco.
I saw the video recently and it overwhelmed me with sadness, made me cry for a little bit. I sat here on my computer remembering sweet Lilly and our times together. Thinking about her sense of humor, her laugh, her love for animals. I wanted to share it with all of you.
Please, take a moment to watch the video. The song is called “Lilly, my one and only” by Smashing Pumpkins.
On Sunday, June 1st, 2008, Justice in Miami, Subliminal Pixels Lab and PK Graphics, sponsored a community safety event on the 1 year anniversary of Lilly Aramburo’s disappearance. The event was a success!
We listened to live music courtesy of Power 96. Safety information and ID kits were handed out to parents and children. Guests signed in to receive their ribbon and candle. We had the beautiful “Lilly” line of hats and headbands, for sale. They were designed and donated courtesy of Maggie’s Rose. You can see my girls and Havanna in the video wearing their hats. Everyone had something nice to say about them! If you’d like more information on the “Lilly” line, please feel free to go to the Maggie’s Rose website or contact us.
The butterfly ceremony/meditation was amazing. You could see the butterflies landing on our fingers and hands and the prayer flags in the background, blowing in the wind, releasing prayers for Lilly and all beings. A poem was read by Renea, Maya Angelou’s “Touched by an Angel”. And I read an excerpt from The Way of the Boddhisattva by Shantideva. We have a video clip of that below.
As a sign of solidarity with families of missing loved ones everywhere, Pastor Tony Isaacs led a special prayer. Our intention was that as each individual candle was added to the whole, it showed victims and their loved ones that there is a ray of hope.
All of the efforts were dedicated in honor of missing persons and victims everywhere, specifically, Lilly Aramburo, Heather “Kitty” Riggio, and Jennifer Kesse. Our aspiration is that they receive justice and the attention they deserve.
We’d like to extend a special thank you to our volunteers, (in no special order) Vivian, Renea, Sara, Delilah, Jamie, Hope Movement, the volunteers from Christ Fellowship, Pastor Tony Isaacs and all those who desire not to be mentioned (you know who you are!!) Thank you to our internet activists, our bloggers and friends in demanding justice…
And last but not least, a big hug and my sincere thanks to Bagua
THANK YOU! Your love and support helps us get through these difficult times. We stand with you in pride and gratitude. May you always live in truth and peace.
Although we had media present, only one channel and it’s affiliate played it on the news. Here is that clip from the vigil http://firstname.lastname@example.org