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Remembering Lily

In my life, I had never met someone so much like me. I loved spending time with Lilly. We shared a lot more than the same taste in music. Lilly loved poetry, rainy days, playing with children, art, walks on the beach, indy movies, playing with animals and being spontaneous. She was a peaceful person who was never afraid to stand up for others. I remember her as a free spirit, very easy-going, kind-hearted, and fun to be around. She was compassionate, humble and the furthest thing from materialistic and superficial. As a kid, Lilly enjoyed acting. She was a regular on a popular Spanish TV show, Sabado Gigante. She was very artistic and always kept a journal. Lilly loved animals, above all dogs were her absolute favorite. It wasn’t unusual to see her offering food/water and affection to homeless animals or seeing her give away her last dollar to a homeless person on the street. She practiced Buddhism and meditation, even living at a temple at one point. Her Buddhist name is Karma Drolkar. She will always remain that free spirit little pixie in my mind.

Lilly shared many stories with me about her life and her adolescence. She told me about her childhood, and the times she ran away as a teenager. She would leave her mother’s house to stay with her best friend. But always kept in touch. She suffered from depression and emotional problems at a young age, her best friends meant the world to her. Until she met the love of her life, her son’s father.

Here are my pictures of Lilly. Such a beautiful girl, inside and out. A kind, gentle person, someone I will never forget. Please say a prayer for her tonight. Pray for justice to be served and all missing loved ones to be found.

It’s so hard to believe she’s gone and it’s been such a long time since anyone has seen her. I worry so much about her, she’s constantly on my mind. If only law enforcement could feel a tinge of that concern, they would do everything in their power to find her. And justice would be served for Lilly Aramburo, my sweet pixie friend.

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Quick Update


Haven’t had much time lately between work, kids and my mission to find Lilly. I’m so behind! Thankfully, I work from home and I love what I do. Bad thing is I get distracted easily.

I have an update about Lilly’s case. Lily’s mother and I paid a visit to Miami Dade Police Detective Aaron Mancha. We’ve been trying to talk to him to get an update but since he never returns our calls, we went to the police department. We wanted to know why Christen and the others who were in the apartment when Lily “left”, hadn’t been interviewed yet. His reply was that he had tried calling him but he hasn’t returned his calls. He also mentioned visiting his apartment a few times but he wasn’t home and so he left his business card with a note for Christen to call him. We persuaded him to try again. And he did. But again he wasn’t there. Another business card was left at his door.

We took the opportunity to go to the neighborhood and talk to neighbors, gather information. We waited around and eventually got to see and visit with Christen. He provided more details about what was happening the night Lily disappeared and the people that were there in the apartment. He said that Lily left after a big argument they had. He said she was wearing pajamas and didn’t have shoes on or take any personal belongings with her.

Lily’s mom and I spent a lot of time lately driving up and down the streets of Miami, Coconut Grove and Overtown searching for Lily. No one has seen her. But we did find Kelly, (pictured above with Lucely, Lily’s mother) in Coconut Grove. Kelly went to school with Lily and was there that night. She had bruises on her face and body, which she said were thanks to Christen.

We tried calling the investigator but can’t ever reach him and he doesn’t return our calls.

I found out about another beautiful young lady by the name of Heather Riggio that is missing from North Miami Beach since May 2007. I haven’t seen her in the news either.

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