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hoppyfrog
01-10-2008, 06:35 PM
http://www.kvbc.com/Global/story.asp?S=7596141&nav=menu107_2

9 Jan 08


"She was going out to the Firefly restaurant go out with friends and celebrate New Year's and she was going to come back home." But Jarl Kongsrude says his niece, 20-year-old Mariela Morena, who has lived with him and his wife since she was 14, never came home.

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Henderson Police say the last person to see Moreno was her boyfriend who dropped her off at her home near Eastern and Warm Springs in the early morning hours of New Year's Day. "He said that he dropped her off at the house around 4 am in the morning and she waved him off and that's the last time we've seen her," Kongsrude told News 3.

more at link

pics
http://kvbc.images.worldnow.com/images/7596141_BG1.jpg
http://kvbc.images.worldnow.com/images/7596141_BG2.jpg

Peter J.
01-12-2008, 06:36 PM
Hi Hoppyfrog,
when you listen to the follow up video you find out a bit more information, that at the time Mariela went missing she had a outstanding domestic violence case against a ex-boyfriend.

hoppyfrog
01-12-2008, 07:20 PM
Hi Hoppyfrog,
when you listen to the follow up video you find out a bit more information, that at the time Mariela went missing she had a outstanding domestic violence case against a ex-boyfriend.


Interesting. I didn't catch that.

Hoppy

Jaded
01-28-2008, 10:28 AM
This girl is still missing. I haven't heard anything about it on the national news. Has anyone else?

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/vnn/536489671.html

Family posted on craigslist.

olympicprincess
01-28-2008, 10:46 AM
http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/vnn/536489671.html

Family posted on craigslist.
Lighter hair in the pics in the Craigslist link above.

No way to prove BF really did drop her off at home, is there?

Jaded
01-28-2008, 12:07 PM
Police Continue Search For Missing Henderson Woman

Updated: Jan 24, 2008 11:54 PM

Two Nevada women are missing in two separate cases. In Reno, the FBI is involved in the search for 19-year-old Brianna Denison. She's been missing since Sunday night.

Down in Henderson, three weeks after she vanished, police still aren't calling the disappearance of Mariela Moreno anything more than a missing persons case.

The last time Mariela Moreno was seen in public was on New Year's Eve. She was celebrating with her friends at the Firefly restaurant.

She disappeared just four hours into the New Year. It's a baffling mystery with lots of questions and few answers.

Moreno, by all accounts, loves her family and has fun -- as you can see from recent home videos.

More at link (http://www.lasvegasnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=7772307&nav=168Y)

Earthbound Misfit I
02-10-2008, 10:31 PM
I am surprised that Mariela's case hasn't had any national media coverage.

There doesn't seem to be much interest in her case for some reason.

Earthbound Misfit I
02-10-2008, 10:34 PM
Family Desperate to Find Missing Henderson Woman

Updated:Feb 6, 2008 08:33 PM MST


http://klas.images.worldnow.com/images/7834311_BG1.jpg
Mariela's boyfriend, Isidro Munoz, who goes by the first name Diego, was the last known person to see Mariela.
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A Henderson woman, desperate to find her sister who has been missing since New Year's Day, is making an emotional plea tonight for help solving this mystery.

Henderson police are now saying for the first time on record that the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of 20-year-old Mariela Moreno are suspicious, and that foul play may be involved.

That's something her own family has suspected all along, but police say until more evidence surfaces, this mystery will remain a missing person's case and not a homicide investigation.

"We are worried because we know something happened to her," said Mariela's sister Monica Moreno.

It's been 37 days since 20-year-old Moreno just vanished without a trace. Mariela's boyfriend, Isidro Munoz, who goes by the first name Diego, was the last known person to see Mariela.

More at link:
http://www.lasvegasnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=7834311

RPPaolin
02-11-2008, 05:04 AM
This is the first that I have heard of this case too. I wonder if someone was waiting for her when she was dropped off at her home that morning. I wonder who and where the ex-boyfriend was at the time.

MeoW333
02-11-2008, 01:46 PM
I think the boyfriend is guilty and never even took her to her house. Her family said her dog would have barked upon her arrival and according to the boyfriend he didn't wait until she made it to the door. Canines are smart like that and mine always barks when i come home.

"He told detectives he dropped Mariela off after a New Year's Eve party at the Henderson home she shares with her older sister -- but pulled away in his car before she ever made it into the house.
Mariela's family doesn't think she came home that night and say her dog would have barked upon Mariela's arrival home."

http://www.lasvegasnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=7834311

KrisNine
02-11-2008, 02:20 PM
Sounds a bit suspicious. When I was younger, my friends and boyfriends would always wait for me to enter the house before leaving. I'd turn on a light and wave them off. Even if they knew my parents were in the house sleeping. Plus, Josie would bark at me if I came home at 4 a.m. She's asleep and has no idea who's entering the house.

kahskye
02-11-2008, 03:04 PM
So many people missing! This is the first I've heard of this one. Such a pretty girl. I wish the media would do more for the missing besides updating us on how Brittney is doing.

SeriouslySearching
02-22-2008, 11:57 AM
We are discussing her disappearance in the Brianna Denison Forum here. Could there be a connection?:
http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60732&page=10


http://www.lasvegasnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=7772307

NewMommy09
02-22-2008, 02:07 PM
http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/vnn/536489671.html

Snippets from the links:

According to previous reports Mariela had a ongoing domestic violence case against a ex-boyfriend. In this new report they say that Mariela's friends think the new boyfriend she was with that night may have left Henderson and gone to Mexico

"Henderson police are now saying for the first time on record that the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of 20-year-old Mariela Moreno are suspicious, and that foul play may be involved...."

"Mariela's family doesn't think she came home that night and say her dog would have barked upon Mariela's arrival home.

Moreno also described Mariela's new boyfriend as obsessed with her sister, and that the two had argued the night Mariela disappeared -- according to her sister's friends....."


http://www.lasvegasnow.com/Global/story.asp?s=7876585
http://www.lasvegasnow.com/Global/story.asp?s=7772307
http://www.lasvegasnow.com/Global/story.asp?s=7834311
http://www.lasvegasnow.com/Global/story.asp?s=7594783

NewMommy09
02-22-2008, 02:17 PM
From the first LasVegasNow link above:

Snipped -

"It is really weird, the fact that he would call himself Diego. I knew him as Diego and not Isidro. So that actually makes me wonder a lot," said Mariela's friend Claudia Escobedo.
- End snip

NewMommy09
02-22-2008, 02:28 PM
I have been looking for another pic of "Diego" but can't find anything yet.
There is one other place to check, there is a spanish YouTube video campaign for Mariela, but I can't access youtube at work. Hopefully someone here speaks Spanish (I can speak, read and write only basic spanish) and would check that out for us.

SeriouslySearching
02-22-2008, 10:45 PM
Have you ever wondered why a name from a police site is never on Google? They should correct this! I have looked for Isidro Munoz on PD sites for an hour. Ugh!

Babiana
03-04-2008, 01:27 AM
On February 29, a body was found by Sunset Park in Las Vegas--one report said it is of a small person, possibly killed somewhere else and dumped there--has any one heard anymore about this? My niece Melanie Sutton went missing a year ago from Henderson, Nv--and we are on pins and needles--waiting to find out.

dannyodie
03-04-2008, 04:41 PM
how far from henderson nv to las vegas? where bri went missing and later found, kinda makes me jump off the path here and wonder about this man involved with Mariela do any of you think his pic is similar to the composite pic? or am I off the page here? this creep that killed brianna seems to me to have a low respect for woman.

tempusfugit
03-04-2008, 05:08 PM
Henderson NV is an 8 hour drive to Reno, NV

NewMommy09
03-04-2008, 05:51 PM
On February 29, a body was found by Sunset Park in Las Vegas--one report said it is of a small person, possibly killed somewhere else and dumped there--has any one heard anymore about this? My niece Melanie Sutton went missing a year ago from Henderson, Nv--and we are on pins and needles--waiting to find out.

Babiana,
Here's what I could find. I wish you the best of luck in your search for your niece. May she come home safe and sound. Do you have any info on her? I have not heard of her case before, which is odd since many of us are researching missing persons cases in NV looking for links to Brianna Denison.

http://www.lasvegasnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=7949952
http://www.ktnv.com/Global/story.asp?S=7949308
http://www.fox5vegas.com/news/15455158/detail.html
http://www.lasvegassun.com/blogs/news/2008/feb/29/body-found-sunset-park/

Babiana
03-04-2008, 08:59 PM
Still Hoping,
Thank you for the links
We tried to keep it in the news as long as possible--such a tragedy--a 33 yo mother of 3--was last seen at the Las Vegas Wash with her boyfriend---treated initially like perhaps she wandered off...story on www.myspace.com/melanie_sutton (http://www.myspace.com/melanie_sutton).

Babiana
03-04-2008, 09:11 PM
dannyodie--
Henderson, Nv is right next to Las Vegas--a hop, skip, and jump.

Babiana
03-04-2008, 10:40 PM
News on body found in Sunset Park--Henderson police are helping Metro police because they believe the body matches the description of a missing person from Henderson. ? Mariela Moreno ? Melanie Sutton ? Lindsay Harris

http://www.lasvegasnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=7966315

http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/h/harris_lindsay.html

NewMommy09
03-05-2008, 02:48 PM
News on body found in Sunset Park--Henderson police are helping Metro police because they believe the body matches the description of a missing person from Henderson. ? Mariela Moreno ? Melanie Sutton ? Lindsay Harris

http://www.lasvegasnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=7966315

http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/h/harris_lindsay.html

Babiana,

I read elsewhere that this body has been ID'd as a woman born in the 50's, which would not be your niece or the other two you mentioned. I am grateful for this not being your niece, but I know you still need answers. I highly suggest getting as much info as you can on Melanie's thread here at W/S. And this is kind of a hard question, but has anyone in the family looked for Jane Doe's matching Melanie's description?

Best of Luck,
StillHoping

P.S. I will look for a link on the identification of the body found near sunset park.

ETA: I think I am mistaken, it was another body that has been ID'd. So sorry for the mistake. I can't find anything new about the Sunset Park UID, only that it is a small person.

Babiana
03-05-2008, 08:34 PM
Babiana,

And this is kind of a hard question, but has anyone in the family looked for Jane Doe's matching Melanie's description?



I looked at the Jane Doe's on the Las Vegas coroner's site--to no avail. And her parent's DNA is in CODIS--so she shouldn't be a Jane Doe.
But thanks for the suggestion.

Babiana
03-06-2008, 06:20 PM
Body at Sunset Park has not been identified yet--I just spoke with Clark County Coroner and it is NOT Melanie and they are pretty sure they know who it is--just waiting on DNA. http://www.lasvegasnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=7973280

Our prayers for courage and strength go out the the friends and family of Mariela Moreno--who is still missing from Henderson, NV.

Earthbound Misfit I
03-07-2008, 04:02 PM
Sunset Park body identified as missing Henderson woman

By Mary Manning (http://www.lasvegassun.com/staff/mary-manning/) · March 7, 2008 · 12:30 PM

Mariela Moreno

The body found in Sunset Park on Feb. 29 is that of 20-year-old Mariela Moreno of Henderson.

She had been missing since New Year’s Day. Police are investigating her death as a homicide.

More at link: http://www.lasvegassun.com/blogs/cops/2008/mar/07/sunset-park-body-identified-missing-henderson-woma/

Jaded
03-07-2008, 08:33 PM
I am so sad to hear that this young woman was found deceased. I have been following her disappearance and have tried to keep up to date info at skm because honestly, there wasn't a lot of media coverage of her disappearance.

My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

InterestedNHelping
03-07-2008, 09:22 PM
I wonder if they find any ties to Brianna? Or if they will say publicly..thanks RKnowley, I have been away, appreciate the link!

InterestedNHelping
03-07-2008, 09:24 PM
Where is sunset park? sad to say, but I wonder about her panties, grrr, this thing is infuriating, too many beautiful young women, so sad.

SeriouslySearching
03-08-2008, 12:04 AM
On Google, it looks like Sunset Park is in Las Vegas and is 7.7 miles from Henderson.

It makes me so sad to know she was found murdered. I had hoped she was found safe, but the odds were so against it. Bless her heart and her family. Their horror continues now.

I still believe they need to look for a possible connection to Brianna's abduction and murder. Now they should have evidence to compare.

Fairy1
03-08-2008, 12:42 AM
On Google, it looks like Sunset Park is in Las Vegas and is 7.7 miles from Henderson.

It makes me so sad to know she was found murdered. I had hoped she was found safe, but the odds were so against it. Bless her heart and her family. Their horror continues now.

I still believe they need to look for a possible connection to Brianna's abduction and murder. Now they should have evidence to compare.

There is a great distance between Vegas (Henderson) and Reno. I doubt there is any connection. I am so sorry for Mariela's family. RIP sweet girl...

SeriouslySearching
03-08-2008, 01:28 AM
Again, it was Las Vegas on NYE. I know people here that fly out to Vegas every year for NYE. The distance doesn't bother me in this case.

Fairy1
03-08-2008, 01:46 AM
Again, it was Las Vegas on NYE. I know people here that fly out to Vegas every year for NYE. The distance doesn't bother me in this case.

It was no longer NYE when her boyfriend "dropped her off at home" at 4:30 AM.

SeriouslySearching
03-08-2008, 01:51 AM
People aren't going to stop partying at the stroke of midnight and drive or fly back to Reno so I don't know what you mean. Most people don't return home until the 2nd. They hang out on NY's Day to watch and bet on football games plus to recover a bit from the party.

Fairy1
03-08-2008, 02:01 AM
People aren't going to stop partying at the stroke of midnight and drive or fly back to Reno so I don't know what you mean. Most people don't return home until the 2nd. They hang out on NY's Day to watch and bet on football games plus to recover a bit from the party.

They also will not find their way to the Sunset Park area. It's nowhere near the strip - where most NYE partiers would be. Even farther from downtown LV. It's been said where Mariela was that night and it also is not near to where she was found.