An update from our friend Michelle Malkin on her missing cousin Marizela. Continue to pray for Marizela, Michelle, and their family.

UPDATE from Michelle’s site: UPDATE 7:57pm Eastern… We just heard from the King County medical examiner. The remains do not belong to Marizela. Momentary relief is mixed with overwhelming sadness for the young woman who has still not been identified — and continued frustration with the failures of the Seattle police department.Visit Michelle’s blog for more details on this news.

This is a sketch released by Lewis County, Washington authorities last week. It is a reconstruction of the facial features of skeletal human remains found on a logging road in April outside of Morton, WA. The small town is located about two hours south of Seattle. The remains are believed to be of a young woman of “small stature,” “possible mixed ethnicity,” and estimated to be in her 20s or 30s. It has haunted me the past four nights as I toggle back and forth obsessively between the artist’s rendering and the vivid, flesh-and-blood photos of my missing cousin, Marizela.

Seven months of searching and not finding. Seven months of praying and not knowing. Seven months of fear, frustration, false alarms, anger, and despair. Seven months of what one war historian documenting the plight of families of the missing so aptly described as “the dread void of uncertainty.”

Is the woman in the drawing Marizela? If not, dear God, WHERE IS SHE?

We have been told there is a good chance it may not be her. But after spending all Friday on the phone demanding answers, we still await final word on whether this is or is not Marizela.

Either way, there is no solace. The unidentified is someone’s loved one. If she is not ours, she belongs to another family suspended in limbo — craving “closure,” but not, never, this kind.

Compounding the dark cloud of unknowing is the unbearable encumbrance of apathy.

The longer Marizela is missing, the less interested news outlets are in covering the case. The quieter her friends, classmates, and university community have become. And the more lackadaisical some authorities have grown…

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  1. Samster1 says:

    I have so often thought of Michelle Malkin’s missing cousin lately, and very much so when I heard her on Wednesday. My prayers have included and will remain for her and her family.

  2. SoCalGal says:

    Your cousin and all your family members are in and have been in my prayers. What a horrible experience for any family, and I pray there will be resolution soon. God Bless You, Michelle and God Bless to her poor parents.

  3. trevy says:

    I still say a special prayer for her every day.

  4. LJZumpano says:

    Continued prayers.

  5. Kat says:

    Michelle….everything I have thought about posting seems so cliche’, so I will just say…You, Your family, Marizela’s parents and most of all…Marizela are in our prayers daily! God Bless!

  6. 1ntbtn says:

    Michelle, thoughts and prayers are continued for you and your family. God be with you!

  7. Ladybug13USA says:

    Just saw the update on Michelle’s article. The woman was not Marizela. I continue to pray that they will find her alive and for comfort and strength for her and her family during this terrible ordeal.

  8. RandFan says:

    My thoughts are with you and your family, Michelle. May you get a resolution soon!

  9. jeaneeinabottle says:

    It’s so hard looking at all those beautiful pictures of Michelle’s cousin….it’s heartbreaking, can’t even imagine the pain. Today I saw stories of how kids now are always in front of a screen, I know of no mother who will let their small children play out in the front yard anymore, for this reason. I once looked online at the sex offenders that live in my surrounding area, 193! That is why parents rather have them inside, in front of a screen for a time, so be it. To all church goers, never leave your kids alone with someone at church. Believe me, from experience, pedophiles hide out in the open in big churches. I pray for Michelle and her family/cousin and for ALL our kids everyday, we have no choice but to take back our country and end this madness!!

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