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"Latino lives matter." A Latina mother disappears in Boston and the police are pressured due to the apparent lack of progress


“Everyone deserves to be treated equally and we have not seen it with her. I don't know if I can say racist, but it is as if it was because she is Latina ”, denounces an activist

Activists, family and friends held a vigil this Tuesday in front of the Boston (Massachusetts) police station to put pressure on the authorities in the investigation of the disappearance of a Salvadoran mother of two children last November.

The authorities also released new images of the woman.

Reina Morales Rojas, 41,

was last seen on November 26 in the east of the city, where she lived, local police said.

The woman was recorded the night after Thanksgiving by a security camera getting into a silver van that dropped her off on Bennington Street in the Somerville neighborhood, she added.

Morales Rojas was described by authorities as a 5-foot-5, 145-pound Hispanic female with black hair and brown eyes.

Reina Morales Rojas, 41, missing in Boston.Boston police

The organization Latinos Unidos in Massachusetts organized Tuesday's vigil.

"The reason is that we don't know the situation of this case," said Lucy Pineda, executive director of the organization.

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Vigil participants carried banners reading "Latino lives matter" and "Police silence is complicity."

Pineda denounced that the Morales case has not received the same attention as other disappearances.

“Everyone deserves to be treated equally and we have not seen it with her.

I don't know if I can say racist, but it's like it's because she's Latina,” she explained.

"Reina is a mother and her children are looking for her, asking for her," he added.

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The first police statement on the disappearance of the Salvadoran mother was published on January 12.

“It is of great concern to our community that authorities have done little to advance the investigation of this case until now and without pressure from organizations like ours,” Latinos Unidos said in a letter published this weekend.

Massachusetts State Police said on Twitter that their detectives and Somerville detectives are assisting in the investigation.

Morales is the mother of two teenagers, according to local station Boston 25 News.

She arrived in that city in May from El Salvador, where she was a police officer and worked in the food industry at Logan Airport.

"A mother's love is like no other," said her daughter Kimberly, as reported by the NBC News affiliate in Boston, who called Tuesday from El Salvador to thank those who were present at the vigil to make visible the his mother's case.

Morales's sister explained for her part that they spoke every day, including the day she disappeared, so she was surprised not to hear from him, according to NBC News.

She added that her family prays every day that she can be reunited with her children.

The Boston Police Department asks anyone with information to call 911 or 617-343-4328.

Source: telemundo

All news articles on 2023-01-25

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