My Childhood Memories of Lily

“This is 911 what is your emergency?” “My daughter Lily is missing and she left her purse, wallet, and phone at home!” Lily Aramburo, a close friend of the family went missing on June 1, 2007. Everyone misses her dearly, including me. Just imagine having a friend that comes to your house almost every day and then suddenly disappears.

   Right before her disappearance she had a baby boy. His name is Palden. He has brown curly hair and big brown eyes. Right now he is 5 years old. He is so sweet and adorable, he is like a little brother to me. It is heartbreaking to think that now he has no mom and his dad is nowhere to be found! Because of this, he is being raised by his grandmother, Lily’s mother. 

  Later, we celebrated her birthday, we went to her favorite spot in Miami Beach. The beach on 81st street and Collins Ave. A lot of her family and friends met us there. We wrote her name in the sand and formed a heart made of flowers. I still remember I used to go to that area of the beach and play with her there. We also released balloons with mantras (prayers) written on them. It was extraordinary to see them being released into the sky!

   The next year we held the first candlelight vigil at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove for the first anniversary of the day she disappeared. My sister and my friend Havana and I released butterflies in Lily’s memory. A lot of people came along with Power 96 and some people from the church donated water. My mom and I cut out butterflies, then we decorated them. Everyone signed it and we placed them on a poster board. Some people donated money. Money was donated because no one in the news had picked up the story so we were raising money for a billboard. Everyone was furious with that result. It is four years later and Lily is still missing.

  Lily Aramburo helped me with homework, played at the park, danced and rode bikes with me. She was an incredible friend and I will never forget her. She will always be in my heart and all the memories will stay with me. But I look forward to the day when someone can answer the question, were is Lily? Hopefully sometime soon.
*Written by my 12 year old daughter, Anastasia – Dec 2011*

Friends, please remember to tune in to Investigation Discovery on Monday December 12, 2011 at 9pm (Eastern time), Lily’s case will be featured on the show “Disappeared“.

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12 Responses to My Childhood Memories of Lily

  1. Laura miller December 18, 2011 at 4:59 pm #

    I am watching disappeared now and am so sorry for what you are going through 🙁 I have two daughters myself and just cannot imagine the anguish you must feel. I'm so glad that you have not given up and will pray that lily is found!

  2. Danielle Offord- UK May 24, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    If someone fails a polygraph twice, surely the police should exhaust their investigations on that person! So frustrating, I hope she is found and justice is done

  3. Craiggers May 24, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    That dirt bag of a boyfriend cell phone records might have the answer or one of his friends. If they made any calls they should be able to see what cell phone tower was used.

  4. favawebdesigns May 24, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    Hi, my name is Nichole and I just finished the episode on Dissapeared. I would love to help in any way that I can and show support. I will forward the story via Facebook. Good to see you aren't giving up. I will continue to follow her story and pray that someone will have answers. Take care.

  5. Anonymous May 24, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    It seems like the baby daddy knows more.. Keep praying.. God will answer your prayers! I'm a mom I would never walk out with identification or a phone! It seems like everytime a moM goes missing … The male says.. " she just left " when will cops realize that's a tired excuse . A lie. An act of deception!! Come on she was way to pretty to leave!!! Why didnt she call her mom to come get her or anyone!!! Come On Cops use that blue stuff to check the house !! For DNA or blood!! Whoever was at that house knows something!!

  6. MD DWI Lawyer Baltimore May 24, 2012 at 9:37 am #

    My prayers for you too. It's sad that this kind of thing happen around us but reading your story opens up a lot of points for me. Thank you for this inspiring post.

  7. Christine stem January 13, 2013 at 9:54 am #

    I feel the same, Christian is guilty!! He either did something to her or knows something!My heart goes out to her mother and friend and of course her son. My hopes and prayers ate with you, so sad 🙁

  8. AnchorsAndInk January 13, 2013 at 9:55 am #

    I just watched your episode on discovery ID disappeared and quickly looked up t he blog. I am so sorry you have not been able to find her!!!

  9. Cindy Sheldon January 27, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

    So sorry to hear that she's not found yet. My prayers to her mother and son. My eye's will always be open.

  10. Anonymous February 12, 2014 at 4:14 am #

    I hope and pray all of you will get the anwers YOU have been hoping and praying for. I just watched the show disappeared. Its been such a long time……too long….i am so sorry for all of you

  11. Anonymous February 22, 2014 at 1:38 pm #

    The focus is on the wrong person. Christian failed the polygraph test regarding the question of knowing what happened to her, does not mean he killed her, this could mean he had witnessed what happened to her. If the part of Lilly being jealous while high is true the two females (Lilly and Kelly) could have fought and things might have went too far. They all might be covering things up. I would polygraph Kelly.

  12. Elenaliz Rivera February 28, 2014 at 9:22 am #

    Im watching disappeared right now and its so sad. My condolences go to lilys family. She will never be forgotten

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