Birth Date: 3/10/1993
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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.
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.
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!
It’s been 9 days since Haleigh vanished. The ground search has subsided and police are focused more on the investigation at this point. Some of her family members were given lie detector tests but the sheriff’s office won’t discuss the results. Almost 1,200 tips have poured into a Crimestoppers hot line. One of those tips claim that Haleigh’s father’s girlfriend, 17-year-old Misty Croslin, may not have been at home the night Haleigh disappeared.
Authorities ask anyone with any information to call Crimes Stoppers at 888-277-TIPS or the FDLE’s Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse at 888-FL-MISSING.
If you pray, please keep Haleigh Cummings and her family in your prayers.
Latest news about Haleigh’s case:
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’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.
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:
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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.
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
If you’re in Florida, please keep your eyes open for this baby and look out for a red Acura with a Massachusetts license plate. Police ask anyone with information to call Miami Police at 305-579-6630 or 305-579-6619.
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.
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.
Lately, I’ve been receiving a lot of traffic and comments on this blog from folks who are curious about my connection to Kid Finders Network. Seems like followers of the Caylee Anthony missing child case, have been Googling information about Kid Finders and have found my old blog posts. Like many of you, I too have been watching in wonderment at the latest controversy surrounding them. This post is for you, those who want to know how Kid Finders Network came into our lives.
The date was July 2008, I received an email through Myspace from a friend, the sister of a missing person, Heather Riggio. She told me about Kid Finders and how they were doing a mobile billboard for Heather. She suggested I contact them to see if they’d be willing to do the same for Lilly. To my surprise, a few days later, I received an email from Sherri Milstead of Kid Finders. She told me about her organization and the work they were doing for Heather Riggio’s case. She explained that along with the mobile billboard, they did press conferences to raise awareness in the community. She offered their services for Lilly. I was very excited about the possibility and immediately notified Lilly’s mother.
A short time later (about a week), I received another email from Sherri. She asked me if I could meet her the following morning at the North Miami Beach Police station, where they were having a press conference for Heather Riggio. She wanted to talk about Lilly’s case. I agreed and contacted Lilly’s mother to go with me.
About 10am on Friday July 11th, we drove to the police station. We saw the mobile billboard for Heather parked out in front of the building on the busy Avenue. Lucely (Lilly’s mother) and I met Sherri and Dennis Milstead moments before the press conference took place. (Pictured above) We watched as everyone exited the station and took their place in front of the mobile billboard. We listened to detectives and Kid Finders speak, we watched as reporters for the Miami Herald and WSVN Channel 7 asked their questions. It was a tough moment us. Although we felt happy for Heather and her family, we could not escape feelings of sadness for Lilly. Quietly, we fell to the background and took a seat.
A short time later, we had our meeting with Sherri and Dennis. They seemed nice and willing to help. They assured us that they would do the same for Lilly. They said it would not be long before the billboard would be ready with Lilly’s picture and information. Dennis gave us each his invention, Safety in a Flash. After conversing for some 45 minutes, Lucely and I left our meeting hopeful.
On July 19th, I got an email from Sherri. She assured me that she did not forget about Lilly. And went on to explain that they were being pulled away to Orlando for a Missing 2 year old girl named Caylee Anthony. She said “As you know we are KID Finders Network and small children take precidence but rest assured we are still working on getting a mobile billboard out for Lily as fast as we can.“
That was the last I heard from Sherri and Kid Finders Network. My emails to Sherri haven’t been answered. But this is the kind of thing I’ve grown used to. I’m sure she’s been really busy with the whole Caylee Anthony search.
But the fact remains, my dear friend, Lilly Aramburo is still missing… just like little Caylee. But NO ONE, not one organization is volunteering to search for Lilly Aramburo or doing anything at all for her or her 2 year old son.
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.
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.
WHAT: BIRTHDAY VIGIL FOR LILLY ARAMBURO
WHEN: SUNDAY, November 16th, 2008
WHERE: 80th Street and Collins Ave in Miami Beach, FL
By the water…
Let Lilly’s name not be forgotten.
Thank you for your continued support.
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.
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!
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.
Lilly Aramburo is pictured playing with a cute little black and white doggy. Lilly adored animals. Especially dogs. And kitties.
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?
Last night, I submitted A few articles (written by Susan Murphy Milano)to Current TV. This morning, I received an email from Current TV explaining that the submissions have gained enough momentum to be featured on the UK homepage.
But wait-it gets better! Getting on the homepage means the submissions are being considered for inclusion in Current News pod, an open, participatory newscast on the web and Current TV. That’s right, TV!!
How do you get your item included in Current News? Encourage friends to vote on the submissions, and improve the chances of making it to air. You can also help make this happen by including a link on your Myspace, Facebook, blog, or other social networking sites-tell everyone to come vote!
Here are the links:
Please remember to vote on the articles ~ it’s a great opportunity to tell the world about Lilly and this terrible tragedy. While you’re at it, please leave a comment. Let’s show them how important this case is.