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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.


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

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

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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.)

WHEN: SUNDAY, November 16th, 2008
WHERE: 80th Street and Collins Ave in Miami Beach, FL
By the water…


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.


1st Annual Safety Awareness Event & Candlelight Vigil in honor of Lilly Aramburo

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


Light a Candle for Lilly

Tonight is Lilly’s Aramburo’s One Year Missing Vigil and even though all of us cannot physically attend, let’s be sure to keep Lilly, her family and those who have been working so hard at organizing this Vigil in our thoughts and/or prayers.

Great idea that I saw a member had posted on a missing persons forum, I’m quoting here…

Just a favor and a reminder.

Most of us here are not following the case of Lilly Aramburo, but she is a young Mom who’s been missing for a year tomorrow from Miami, FL. The cops did nothing for a year.

Tonight is her candlelight vigil.

Since we cannot attend, please consider lighting a candle for her where you are.

6pm eastern
5pm central
4pm mountain
3pm pacific
and so on


Susan Murphy Milano’s Journal: The Crime Within The Crime of Lucely “Lilly” Aramburo

I’m so happy to announce that Lilly’s story has been told by by Susan Murphy Milano. Thank you Susan! Thank you, Help Find The Missing! Thanks to everyone who’s joined together to help find and advocate for our sweet Lilly.

It would be extremely helpful if everyone who reads the article would post a comment. The more people comment, the better chances we have to get her story out in a variety of ways. It only takes a moment. Please do it now, for baby Palden’s sake.

We’re trying to get as much attention as possible for the vigil coming up on June 1st. The vigil is going to be a huge safety awareness event. Free ID Kits will be given out to parents. There’s going to be a butterfly dedication. Plenty more details to come soon! The vigil is being sponsored by PK Graphics. They are donating flyers & signs for the event. Maggie’s Rose is another sponsor. They have designed a special line of children’s hats and accessories in Lilly’s memory. And the company I work for Subliminal Pixels Lab is also a proud sponsor. Thank you all!!!


Video Tribute for Lilly

A BIG heartfelt THANK YOU to Jamie for creating this moving tribute for Lilly. THANK YOU to everyone all over the US, that have stepped up so selflessly to help spread the word. Your kindness and hard work is appreciated. Lilly’s family and friends are grateful. May you be blessed with the same love and support in your own lives.


Lilly will always be remembered

It’s been almost a year since that fateful night you disappeared – 6/2/07. I want you to know
I’ll always remember you, your stories, your contagious laugh, sense of humor, kindness and most of all, your humanity. I’ll will continue my work to tell the world about you. And won’t stop until you are found. It’s my sincere wish and I pray that wherever you are, you are safe, healthy and strong.

It saddens me so much not knowing what happened to you. Palden is getting older, he’s talking now! And soon he will start asking questions.

I can only imagine your suffering those last few days at Christen’s. I know you were arguing & fighting with Christen and Kelly. Did something go terribly wrong? WHY hasn’t he made more of an effort to find you when you were engaged to be married?? I’m so sorry for what you’ve been through. And my heart is heavy for not being closer to you before that horrible night…

Until we meet again, stay strong, determined and never lose faith! Your family and friends love you and will never give up…