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    OR - Maria Bolanos-Rivera, 56, Hillsboro, 26 Aug 2012 *E. Vasquez-Santiago guilty*

    Maria Bolanos-Rivera woke up early on Aug. 26, a Sunday morning. She drank some hot chocolate and ate a piece of bread. She got in the shower and then combed her curly, black hair and secured it into a low braid behind her neck that hung just beyond her shoulders. She put on some lotion.

    Dressed in a light-weight sweatshirt, jeans and white Nike sneakers that afternoon, Bolanos-Rivera turned to her 22-year-old daughter, Nancy Mendez, who lives with her. "I'll see you later," she said and walked out of her Hillsboro home on Southeast Walnut Street.

    Oddly, she didn't tell Mendez where she was going.
    The Hillsboro Police Department said investigators are now concerned that foul play could be a factor in her disappearance. Authorities and Bolanos-Rivera's family is urging anyone with information to come forward and tell investigators.

    Police have said Bolanos-Rivera could be with 29-year-old Eloy Vasquez, who has short black hair and brown eyes. Bolanos-Rivera knows Vasquez from work, Mendez said, but not well. Vasquez, police said, lives in the Beaverton area and is also gone. Police think he is in California.

    and another snip:

    Their father, Julian Francisco Mendez Reyes, 45, was found dead on March 13, 1999 in the common bathroom of a Cornelius labor camp off Southwest Nursery Road. He died of a blow to the head, possibly from a baseball bat.

    His case remains unsolved. The Mendez family doesn't want their mother's case to be another mystery.

    there is much more at this link:
    http://www.oregonlive.com/hillsboro/...hillsboro.html


    to paraphrase more from the above link:
    -she does not drive
    -she generally stays close to home
    -her phone last pinged in the hillsboro area but they cannot locate it
    -all calls go to voicemail
    -she works at oregon berry packing
    -she was reported missing the 28th d/t LE would not accept the report on the 26th.
    -she was in a depression after the murder of her husband but had "come out of it"

    http://www.flashalert.net/news.html?id=1408

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    I can say without question I have never read such a detailed missing person article.

    At first I thought I was reading an intro to a fiction book. My first thought is does Eloy Vasquez have any familial ties to the family or suspects from her husbands murder?

    Has she given up in life and walked away? Does she have an illness that the family isn't aware of and she doesn't want to burden them? I see she has diabetes, was that beginning to impede her daily life? Is she one to carry cash or use a bank?

    Does she cash her check or deposit it?(same line of thinking as above)

    Does she normally attend Church on Sundays? (that's the last day of the week she was seen) Most of Hispanic cultures are deeply rooted in their Church and families.

    Was it unusual for her to just take off like that? It is of concern she doesn't have her medication or wallet.

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    Bumping up

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    Thursday was her birthday. Whenever I see this, especially in anyone past middle age, I take it as a hopeful sign that they just walked away to think things over at a milestone in their life.

    The article also said it was odd that she didn't tell her daughter where she was going, hopefully, that means that she knew where she was going and didn't want anyone else to know.

    On the other hand, there is this guy that they think she was with that is now also gone, the fact that she doesn't seem like the type to disappear on her family, and the fact that she was depressed for so long, then suddenly seemed to be her old self, almost overnight. That is a classic marker for a person that has actually decided to commit suicide. The worry and the stress are gone when the decision is made, therefore, they are more like their old selves.

    I hope she's okay. I feel so bad for her family.
    JMO. Unless there's a link, I can't prove it.

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    Bumping for Maria and sending prayers to her and her family.

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    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/show/17282

    Case Information
    Status
    Missing
    First name
    Maria
    Middle name
    Senorina
    Last name
    Bolanos-Rivera
    Nickname/Alias
    Date LKA
    August 26, 2012 09:00
    Date entered
    09/03/2012
    Age LKA
    55 to 55 years old
    Age now
    56 years old
    Race
    White
    Ethnicity
    Hispanic/Latino
    Sex
    Female
    Height (inches)
    59.0
    Weight (pounds)
    135.0 to 145.0

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    Searchers comb through areas around Henry Hagg Lake

    http://www.oregonlive.com/hillsboro/...h_areas_a.html

    Published: Wednesday, October 03, 2012, 6:30 PM
    Updated: Wednesday, October 03, 2012, 6:35 PM
    By Rebecca Woolington, The Oregonian

    About 30 members of Washington County Search and Rescue combed through areas around Henry Hagg Lake today searching for clues about a missing 56-year-old Hillsboro woman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by summer_breeze View Post
    http://www.oregonlive.com/hillsboro/...h_areas_a.html

    Published: Wednesday, October 03, 2012, 6:30 PM
    Updated: Wednesday, October 03, 2012, 6:35 PM
    By Rebecca Woolington, The Oregonian
    I am so happy that searchers are still looking for Maria. I pray she is found soon.

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    Hillsboro police accuse man of murder in disappearance of 56-year-old woman

    http://www.oregonlive.com/hillsboro/..._man_of_4.html

    By Rebecca Woolington, The Oregonian
    on October 16, 2012 at 12:00 PM,
    updated October 16, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    A 29-year-old Beaverton man has been arrested on a murder charge in connection with the disappearance of a 56-year-old Hillsboro woman, who went missing in August, according to police.

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    Quote Originally Posted by summer_breeze View Post
    http://www.oregonlive.com/hillsboro/..._man_of_4.html

    By Rebecca Woolington, The Oregonian
    on October 16, 2012 at 12:00 PM,
    updated October 16, 2012 at 12:05 PM
    I am glad that the family might now get some answers. Since the man turned himself in, maybe he'll do the right thing and let the family know where Maria's body is.


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    Search on hold for Hillsboro woman

    http://www.koinlocal6.com/news/local...KVl6w66Lw.cspx

    Published: 10/21 5:22 pm

    HILLSBORO, Ore. -- The search that started Oct. 3 at Hagg Lake for the remains of a Hillsboro woman has been suspended.

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    Hillsboro woman's death

    Doctors have determined Eloy Vasquez-Santiago, accused in the apparent death of a 55-year-old Hillsboro woman, has a "mental disease or defect" that may prevent him from aiding in his defense, court records say.

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    Vasquez-Santiago was arrested Sept. 29 after he turned himself in to authorities at the California-Mexico border. He remains in custody at the Washington County Jail on a murder charge.

    A psychological report filed in Washington County Circuit Court last week says the 30-year-old man did not appear during an evaluation to understand the criminal justice system, to have the ability to work with his attorney or to participate in his defense.

    More: http://www.oregonlive.com/washington...hillsboro.html

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    http://www.bradenton.com/2015/03/12/...il-though.html

    A man waiting to testify in an Oregon murder case has been held in jail as a material witness for nearly 900 days, though he has committed no crime... The 59-year-old man has been incarcerated at the Washington County Jail for 897 days, or just shy of two and half years. His bail was set at $500,000.

    Prosecutors say Vasquez-Hernandez's testimony is essential to their case, and he probably wouldn't show up to court if released. His elder son, Eloy Vasquez-Santiago, is suspected of killing Maria Bolanos-Rivera of Hillsboro in 2012...

    Eloy Vasquez-Santiago's murder trial is scheduled to start Tuesday.

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    http://www.oregonlive.com/hillsboro/...l#incart_river

    It's been more than 2½ years since Maria Bolanos-Rivera last spoke to her children. Prosecutors say that's because the devoted mother left home Aug. 26, 2012, to go on a date and was brutally stabbed to death.

    Her love interest, Eloy Vasquez-Santiago, confessed to the killing, Deputy District Attorney Bik-Na Han told Washington County jurors. Vasquez-Santiago's murder trial opened Tuesday...

    Following opening statements, testimony from Bolanos-Rivera's children took up much of Tuesday.

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    Life sentence for man who killed Hillsboro mother of 6

    http://www.oregonlive.com/hillsboro/..._who_kill.html
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