Family pleads for public’s help finding missing mother and son from Orem

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OREM, Utah -- A family is pleading for the public to help them find their daughter and grandson. It has been weeks since the last time family and friends heard from 23-year-old Emily Almiron (Quijano) and her 3-year-old son, Gabriel.

"I have no idea where she is. She has been gone for a long time, and we're just hoping someone out there has seen her," said Brenda Marsh, Emily’s mother.

Orem police say Almiron had been living with a boyfriend for about a year. But after a fight, she was asked to leave. With her son and a car full of her belongings, she did just that and hasn't been seen since.

“It's been over 30 days now, and we're all getting pretty worried as to her whereabouts,” said Lt. Craig Martinez with the Orem Police Department.

Since Almiron disappeared, there has been no activity on her bank account or cell phone.

"There was a little cash she had, but for her and her son that's probably going to start running out," Martinez said.

Police are not releasing what the dispute was about, but family members said running away is not something Almiron would do.

“Anytime in the past I've been worried about her I've sent her a text message or voice mail, and she always responds, but this time she didn't' respond," Marsh said.

Almiron drives a red 2009 Prius with Utah license plate X19 8BJ. She's Hispanic and stands about 5-feet 6-inches tall. She weighs a little more than 100 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.

“We're hoping people can keep an eye out for her and her car,” Martinez said.

And if she's watching, her mother has this message for her daughter: "Whatever happened for you to leave: It's nothing we can't handle together. We're here for you. Come home."

Orem Police don’t believe the pair are in danger, but they are asking anyone who sees the pair or the car to contact their local police department.


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  • Bob the Wiser/Fuq Mormons

    I bet she “left” like Susan Powell did. I bet the Orem police will botch it just as badly. Crimes against women aren’t handled with much care in Utah’s patriarchal theocracy.

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