From Michelle Malkin -- The Search for Marizela: A Thanksgiving Note.
On March 5, my 18-year-old cousin disappeared from her University of Washington campus in Seattle. Marizela Perez -- 5-foot-5, 110 pounds, short black hair with brown/red highlights and bangs cut into an asymmetrical bob, wearing a dark hooded jacket, jeans and light brown suede boots -- was last seen at a Safeway grocery that fateful Saturday afternoon.
Marizela walked out the door and up Brooklyn Ave., and hasn't been seen or heard from since.
Civil War historian Drew Gilpin Faust once described the "aching hearts" of families of the missing "in which the dread void of uncertainty" remains. In the first days and weeks after Marizela went missing, this feeling completely engulfed her parents, relatives and friends near and far.