Franchesca Alvarado, missing for almost a month
This story of missing 22-year-old Franchesca Alvarado has just been haunting me.
It seems that the media has just given up on the case, or isn't interested for some reason. Which I don't understand because there's such a strong advocacy base -- the family and community have been holding rallies in Juniata (where they're from) and Hunting Park (where Franchesca lived) and even going to A.C. regularly to search for her.
Not getting into the whole what-if-she-was-a-blonde-from-Center-City thing, but I just don't understand why there isn't more outrage and more coverage. Especially since rumors of her being an escort have been debunked and it doesn't seem like she's a runaway or hiding out somewhere.
Seems like she really went down to A.C. to play the slots (a trip that alone seems to have stigmatized her -- but come on, who hasn't spent a weekend in A.C.?) and most likely put her trust in the wrong person. Bad decision(s) ≠ bad person.
A lot of the news sites covered her initial disappearance, but didn't go much or any further than that. At least the Metro got something pretty substantial in their weekend paper.
I really hope this one has a happy ending, but the more days that pass, the less confident I am that will happen. I hope, at the least, more people will spread the word, putting a little pressure on investigators. Maybe if there's enough of an outcry, someone will listen.
On behalf of Franchesca's family especially her 3 year old daughter, we would like to thank you for this post. It has been very hard!!! But we are fighting!!! We wish we had more financial resources. Its sad how this can happen to a beautiful woman who didnt deserve this!!! She was expected to return home on the 18th of March and hasn't been seen or heard from since. She didnt fall off the face of the Earth! God please protect our Cheka.
I'm pretty sure the reason there hasn't been more consistent coverage is that she went missing in A.C. At least I hope that's the reason. So, wherever she is, alive or dead (God forbid), she's almost certainly not in Philadelphia.
Originally Posted by daniel
There was apparently some biased coverage on NBC 10 that they got called out on, but covering the story is the most important part. I heard about the Melanie Colón case more often, but she was assumed to be somewhere well within the city; the case was otherwise similar to this one. Of course, there's still hope for a happier outcome in this case, if not much.
Geez, this is just awful. Best of luck to you guys, seriously. That makes two months now that her family and her community have had their lives upended. I can't imagine it.
Originally Posted by Findfranchesca
I truly DO believe that because she disappeared away from HOME, her HOME city is not putting it in the media as they should. The Colon Story is VERYYY SADDENING. She was lost in Philadelphia, and foun2d in Philadelphia. Yesterday, the New Jersey news had the Colon story when she wasnt lost in New Jersey. So ALOT of people think that Franchesca was found, when in REALITY - Franchesca HAS NOT BEEN SEEN OR HEARD FROM SINCE MARCH 17th. and last thing we need is for the PEOPLE to forget about FRANCHESCA. IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION PLEASEE CONTACT THE FAMILY AT 267-241-9592. or the EAST DETECTIVES AT 215-686-3243. ALSO IF ANYONE HAS CONNECTIONS WITH THE MEDIA IN NEW JERSEY PLEASE CONTACT THEM!!!! IF YOU NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION please call the family number. EVERYDAY is a DAY CLOSER to FINDING HER. FRANCHESCA HAS NEVER BEEN THIS COMPLICATED!! SOMETHING IS SERIOUSLY WRONG!!!! AND WE NEED JUSTICE . For her 3 year old daughter that asks for Her HOURLY!!!! PLEASE SOMEONE HELP US!!!
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