Marizela is still missing.
Never did I think back in March that I would be typing that now.
She disappeared from the University of Washington campus area in Seattle at the age of 18 exactly seven months ago today. Spring and summer came and went, along with Marizela’s 19th birthday. Autumn is now upon us. Her university friends are back in school.
Life goes on, but remains at a standstill.
Grief deepens and settles without the ability to mourn.
There are no new developments from the Seattle Police Department. Nothing to report.
The family is moving forward on the legal front to try and obtain information from Marizela’s Internet/social networking accounts that the Seattle Police Department refuses to share with her parents. Internet lawyers tell us the case is complicated, but they’re willing to help and we are grateful.
Continued thanks for all your prayers and well wishes for Emem and her parents.
You can still order bracelets — etched with the Tagalog phrase “Lahat ay magiging aayos” (“All will be well”) that Marizela had tattooed on her arm — for $5 each (all proceeds go to Marizela’s family for the search) from Brianna. E-mail her at [email protected] and put “MARIZELA” in the subject line.
Romans 12:12 – “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”