Monday, October 4, 2010

Gizela Andrade: "Vanished"

Gizela Andrade, 32, hasn't been heard from since she disappeared on Sept. 25 after a fight with her live-in boyfriend, and her digital trail has gone silent as well, according to authorities.

People do not realize the number one leading cause of death to a pregnant woman is intimate partner homicide. So why when a pregnant woman is reported missing do authorities need to wait 24 hours? Isn’t the fetus a life? Isn’t it a endangered child? In these cases an all points bulletin should be issued. If she did meet with foul play with her boyfriend, all you accomplished is assisting a killer with time to allow a trail to go cold. She has had no activity with anyone or anything for 9 days.

It is not out of the realm of possibility that because Gizela was pregnant that she could have crashed off the road because she is a diabetic.

Having said that I am concerned over what police have yet to do:

Have they checked the boyfriend’s cell phone records?
Have they checked his tower ping activity from his cell phone?

Does he have a GPS navigation system on his car they could possibility show
where he was that evening?

Does he have any marks or scratches on him? (or is that a moot point because by the time he was interviewed all visible marks are gone) And did police interview him by phone or immediately in person?

What about her 2010 Toyota Venza, a keyless remote car that comes with a GPS system, this should be fairly easy to locate and they need to get moving on making contact with the dealer as to how to track the vehicle.

The couple fought that night, her last KNOWN call was to her sister. But did anyone think that perhaps the boyfriend called Gizela and said, please meet someplace and let’s talk?

He also could have followed her after their argument.

And maybe, just maybe she never left the residence. Anyone think about obtaining a search warrant and going through the residence?

You cannot start the car with the keyless remote so again, maybe she never left the home to begin with and that is the story the boyfriend is telling because he knew she spoke with her sister.

Once again, if Gizela was a victim of intimate partner homicide and her body is recovered will police have enough experience to look outside the box at what may appear to be the scene of an accident?

I want nothing more then to be Wrong, but, under the circumstances can you blame me for demanding answers? Someone has too!!

(Susan Murphy Milano, is with the Institute for Relational Harm Reduction & Public Psychopathy Education for more information visit and is the author of the new book "Time's Up A Guide on How to Leave and Survive Abusive and Stalking Relationships available for purchase at the Institute, and where ever books are sold.)

Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit by Susan Murphy Milano from the Book "Time's Up" from Courage Network on Vimeo.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Boy Ms. Milano that's a lot.
Well let me just start by saying that it is always those of you who hate Police and cut our budgets and manpower down to nothing, then to expect the world. The sad fact is when you get in trouble we're the ones who show to save your life. Only for you to bash us when our back is turned.
Second; and I speak in general terms here because I'm not familure with this case. However, search warrants and criminal charges can only be done with EVIDENCE not a guess. Please remember it's those silly little constitutional laws that protect our people. Here's the bad (and more commonly used) side of the constitution. Our system lets criminals exploit the protection it provides. Over my years I've watched countless REPEAT criminals get off easy just by saying "Those aren’t my drugs that were found in my pocket, Your Honor." Or “Yea, your Honor, I was there but I didn't know the car was stolen." Apparently the judges like getting lied to. It’s that same state and federal constitution that stops us from acting on ideas of “pinging phones” and reading call or text logs because it might invade someone’s privacy. Take a good hard look at the recent case from Florida where a 2yr old girl was murdered. Her mother played “at Least” some part in the murder, however due to the time delay in the baby’s discovery no or only mild evidence was discovered. The law does not let us act as humans who can see straight through the “Bull”, it prohibits us. I deal with that every time I look into an abuse victims eyes and tell them the law does not allow me to do much to protect them before they get beat. Their 5 time strike out felon, no good looser boyfriend has rights too. Also, Police cannot just call a big company and demand and call log or any information WITHOUT, a DA’s subpoena having been issued. They will not just hand you information, further protecting criminals. I have never had “Big Brother” ask for my call logs. Why, because I follow the law. Thank you….
*Police are not the problem, The courts are*

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