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Never give up hope: Marizela, four years later

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 5, 2015 06:55 AM

Four years ago today, my cousin Marizela Perez — “Emem” or “Mei” to her loved ones — walked out of a Safeway grocery store on the University of Washington campus in Seattle on March 5, 2011 and hasn’t been seen since. She and her parents, Edgar and Jasmin, are in my thoughts and prayers every […]

Three years later: Praying and hoping for Marizela

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 5, 2014 04:28 AM

Today is Ash Wednesday. It’s the beginning of the Lenten season, when Catholics decide to give something up during this annual period of self-examination and self-denial. Today, however, is a day for me to talk about the things I will not give up on. It’s the three-year anniversary of the disappearance of my cousin Marizela […]

Two years later: Marizela is still missing

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 5, 2013 09:17 AM

Exactly two years ago, my 18-year-old cousin Marizela (known affectionately to her family and friends as “Emem” or “Mei”) Perez disappeared from the University of Washington campus in Seattle. She is still missing. We have no news to report, no breakthroughs, no contact, no cell phone/Internet activity, no word from the police. Please continue to […]

One year later: Marizela is still missing; Plus: A public appeal to Google

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 5, 2012 02:40 AM

Exactly one year ago today, my 18-year-old cousin Marizela (known affectionately to her family and friends as “Emem” or “Mei”) Perez disappeared from the University of Washington campus in Seattle. She is still missing. Those words form on the computer screen with disembodied disbelief. But my heart is screaming: SHE IS STILL MISSING. WHY, DEAR […]

11 months: Marizela still missing

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 5, 2012 02:22 PM

Since I last reported to you, there still have been no new developments in the case of my missing cousin, Marizela Perez. No news from the police or the medical examiner’s office. No activity on her bank accounts or social media accounts. I reached out to Google’s legal department for help and advice last month […]

The Search for Marizela: A Thanksgiving note

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 23, 2011 12:05 AM

I’ve been taking time off this week and visiting with loved ones on the East Coast. Though it’s been a hellish year, we still have so much to be grateful for — and my column this week is dedicated to many of the wonderful people who have helped in the ongoing search for my missing […]

Finding Marizela: The Dread Void of Uncertainty; UPDATE: Marizela is still missing, questions unanswered

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 24, 2011 03:46 AM

Update: 7:57pm Eastern…Just received word…no match between Marizela’s records and the unidentified remains in Morton…questions about bureaucratic lapses still unresolved…see more below 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 […]

Missing Marizela: Month 7

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 5, 2011 09:48 AM

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. […]

Praying for Marizela: Month 6

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 5, 2011 10:32 PM

Deepest thanks to all the readers and viewers who continue to offer prayers and support as my family continues to work to bring my cousin Marizela home. She disappeared from the University of Washington campus area in Seattle exactly six months ago today. Her parents have heard absolutely nothing new from the Seattle Police Department […]

Praying for Marizela: Month 5

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 5, 2011 06:09 PM

Five months ago today, my 18-year-old cousin Marizela Perez vanished from the University District in Seattle near the campus of the University of Washington, where she was a freshman. The police have made no new progress in her missing persons case. Since I last updated you in July, we’ve had no new leads or breaks […]

Update: Arrest made in case of missing Seattle-area teen Kathy Chou

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 7, 2011 03:17 PM

In April, I mentioned missing Renton, WA teen Kathy Chou, who disappeared more than a year ago. Today, I received news that Renton police have made an arrest in the case. Via the Seattle Times: Renton police have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with the disappearance and presumed slaying of a Renton woman, who […]

Finding Marizela: Month Four

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 5, 2011 06:19 AM

Four months ago today, my cousin Marizela Perez disappeared from the University District in Seattle, Washington. I am devastated to tell you once again that there are no new leads or breaks in the case. Her parents have exhausted their work leave and have had to return to the East Coast. The family is weighing […]

Read this now if you are in despair: Andrew Lawton’s message

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 31, 2011 09:25 AM

Andrew Lawton, a Canadian conservative blogger and radio host on whose show I’ve had the pleasure and honor to appear, suffered a life-threatening medical emergency last December. Today, he courageously discloses the full story behind his health scare: He had attempted to take his life through an intentional drug overdose. Family and faith lifted him […]

Missing in D.C.: GWU Campus Outreach director Matt Hill; Update: found alive

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 28, 2011 09:30 AM

I know from our family experience how important spreading the word about a missing person is in the immediate hours and days after a loved one goes missing. In Washington, D.C., 24-year-old Matt Hill — a Campus Outreach director at George Washington University — disappeared on Tuesday. His family and friends are trying to get […]

Finding Marizela: The maddening quest for a missing young person’s online/text info; UPDATED

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 20, 2011 02:46 AM

Scroll down for updates…King County Superior Court has closed out our records request as of today… There’s a lot that’s been going on behind the scenes over the past two months since my cousin Marizela Perez disappeared from the University District in Seattle on March 5, 2011. As I mentioned last week, we gathered in […]

Marizela, still missing

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 11, 2011 08:22 PM

Please read the University of Washington student daily newspaper’s feature today about Marizela. I was in Seattle on Sunday, Mother’s Day, with Marizela’s parents, friends, families, and supporters for a moving benefit/concert/fundraiser. Watch a video overview of the event: Marizela Benefit from Photo Editor on Vimeo. Please continue to keep Marizela and her mom and […]

Happy Birthday, Marizela

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 30, 2011 08:00 PM

Marizela Perez turns 19 today. Happy Birthday, Emem! As you know, my beloved cousin has been missing nearly two months. Her parents, family, and friends continue to search Seattle and beyond. Strangers near and far are working on the case. Praying. Hoping. Pushing. But there have been no new leads since the last time I […]

The search for Marizela; Plus Seattle fundraiser/benefit concert in May

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 13, 2011 09:11 AM

There has been much going on behind the scenes and I’ll have more to say when there’s more to say, but to answer some of the local media who have contacted me this morning: Yes, in response to a local Seattle-area blog post yesterday, we are searching more parks and other locations for Marizela with […]

Marizela featured on America’s Most Wanted; Plus: Other young missing women in the Pacific Northwest

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 12, 2011 12:52 AM

It’s been more than a month, but my family hasn’t given up hope and hasn’t stopped looking for my missing cousin, Marizela Perez. Many volunteers across the country have joined us in this search. We can’t thank them enough for their dedication, energy, generosity, expertise, and commitment to finding Marizela. America’s Most Wanted, John Walsh’s […]

South Jersey-area readers: Fundraiser for Marizela TONIGHT!

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 8, 2011 09:32 AM

Friends of my missing cousin Marizela Perez are holding a coffehouse/fundraiser for her at her hometown high school, Egg Harbor Township HS in EHT, NJ tonight. If you can make it out to support the family and the private search efforts for Marizela, please join them! I’ll be there in spirit and I know so […]

Marizela Perez: Missing one month

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 4, 2011 11:37 PM

On March 5, 2011, one month ago, my 18-year-old cousin Marizela (“Emem” to her family, “Mei” to her friends) vanished after walking out of a Safeway grocery store in Seattle’s University District. This is one of the many ClearChannel Outdoor billboards across the West Coast that’s featuring Marizela and our family tip line for information […]

Finding Marizela: New tip line, billboards, and missing persons resources

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 29, 2011 06:13 PM

Our family has a new independent tip line for citizens who may have information leading to Marizela’s return. The number is 1-855-MARIZEL. Anonymity is guaranteed. Please spread the word. Many thanks to Ned Cullen and the generous folks at ClearChannel Outdoor for their help in posting digital billboards across the country about Marizela’s disappearance. The […]

Find Marizela: Support bracelets and fund-raisers

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 28, 2011 03:16 PM

It has now been 23 days since my cousin, 18-year-old University of Washington student Marizela Perez, disappeared in the Seattle area. I wish I could tell you good news. We have had a private investigator on the case the past week. Several leads have been followed. But Marizela is still missing. Our hearts ache for […]


By Michelle Malkin  •  March 23, 2011 10:03 PM

For those of you who may not have been following my blog the past 18 days and who just watched my segment on Hannity tonight regarding my missing cousin Marizela Perez, please see my archive here for all the background information and be sure to visit: www.findmarizela.com …for all the latest. Thank you so much […]

Thank you for your support: www.findmarizela.com

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 21, 2011 07:49 AM

Readers, we can’t thank you enough for your support of our family’s search for Marizela Perez. It has now been 16 days since she disappeared from the University District on the afternoon of Saturday, March 5. Remember: You can find all the background information and latest updates at www.findmarizela.com, her Facebook missing persons alert page […]

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