Pictures and Michelle's archive about Marizela at her site. One can't help thinking that someone, somewhere, must know something - maybe by putting this out on the internet often enough that someone will see it and remember. I can't image what Michelle and her family have gone through.
Below is information gathered by The Charley Project:
The Charley Project profiles approximately 9,500 "cold case" missing people mainly from the United States. It does not actively investigate cases; it is merely a publicity vehicle for missing people who are often neglected by the press and forgotten all too soon. A person must have been missing for at least one year to be listed; see the FAQ for additional information on the site, its goals, and its founder/administrator.
Here's their roundup, which I'm including because it's more succinct that whet's available at Michelle Malkin's site. I can't vouch for accuracy::
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since March 5, 2011 from Seattle, Washington
Date of Birth: April 30, 1992
Age: 18 years old
Height and Weight: 5'5, 110 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Asian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. At the time of her disappearance, Perez's hair had red highlights and was cut in an asymmetrical bob with short bangs at the time of her disappearance. She may wear green-tinted contact lenses. She has a tattoo of the phrase "lahat ay magiging maayos" (meaning "all will be well" in Tagalog) on the inside of her left arm. Perez's nicknames are Emem and Mei. She is of Filipino descent.
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A dark-colored hooded jacket, a light-colored hooded sweater, jeans and light brown suede laced boots. Carrying a drawstring bag made of denim with a rainbow-colored butterfly screen print; it contained a Macbook Pro laptop.
Medical Conditions: Perez suffers from depression and was taking medication for the condition at the time of her disappearance.
Details of Disappearance
Perez was last seen in Seattle, Washington on March 5, 2011. She left her home in the Ranier Beach area en route to the campus of the University of Washington, where she was a freshman, but she apparently never arrived there. She was last seen at the Safeway store on Brooklyn Avenue northeast in the University District between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. She bought orange juice, trash bags, Tylenol and over-the-counter sleeping medication, left the store and has never been heard from again. The last activity on her cellular phone was when a text message was sent to her at 2:45 p.m. The phone pinged off a tower at 47th Avenue Northeast at the time. After that the phone was turned off; it has never been recovered.
It's uncharacteristic of her to leave of her own accord, and she didn't leave behind a note. Her parents live in New Jersey; she is an only child and was close to them. She lived with her aunt and uncle at the time of her disappearance; she'd moved in with them when she enrolled in college. Perez had recently broken up with her boyfriend and was distressed about it, and a private investigator hired by her family believes she committed suicide, but her parents said she seemed happy in the days prior to her disappearance and they don't believe she was suicidal.
Perez's cousin is Michelle Malkin, a noted conservative journalist and author. Her disappearance remains unsolved.
Investigating Agency - if you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Seattle Police Department