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 http://www.saferelationships.com/ 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, Amazon.com and where ever books are sold.)
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