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  1. #1
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    May 2012

    IL - Amayrani Brambila, 7, Gurnee, 31 August 2014

    Amayrani Brambila

    Girl, 7, reported missing from Gurnee

    GURNEE, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -
    Police are asking for the public's help finding a 7-year-old who is missing from north suburban Gurnee. Amayrani Brambila was last seen with her mother Siomara Alvarado, who also goes by the last name Gutierrez, leaving in a taxi on Sunday evening, according to a statement from Gurnee police. Amayrani, who goes by Annie, is described as a 4-foot, 65-pound Hispanic female with long brown hair and brown eyes. She was possibly wearing a pink shirt, white shirt with pink print, and pink flowered flip-flops.
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  2. #2
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    Jul 2008
    She was last seen leaving with her mother?

    Amayrani Brambila was last seen with her mother Siomara Alvarado, who also goes by the last name Gutierrez, leaving in a taxi on Sunday evening, according to a statement from Gurnee police.
    So are they looking for her mother also?

    It doesn't say she doesn't have custody, or a reason they're concerned if she's truly with her mom...definitely NOT much information. Mom uses two different last names, neither of which are Annie's.

    And given she left with her mom, you'd think a photo of mom and description would be at least as helpful, if not moreso, than Annie's picture since a child would be easier to conceal if they were out and about somewhere.

    Who reported her/them missing?

    And who last saw them - or saw them getting into the taxi? Do they have a family car? Is taking a taxi the usual mode of transport for mom?

    Since someone apparently knows they left together - and by taxi - it'd seem like they'd at least have a pretty good start on being able to trace the taxi...as the colour or any identifying info would help LE know which cab companies to start with first to contact to see if they'd picked up a fare in the area.

    From there it'd not be a difficult thing to find out where they'd been dropped.

  3. #3
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    Jul 2008
    Also - Gurnee is definitely somewhere there could have been a considerable amount of people out and about in over the weekend, especially a holiday weekend.

    There's Gurnee Mills (large outlet mall that's perpetually crowded) plus Six Flags Great America (theme park) AND their water park, which closed beginning this week after the summer/holiday season ends.

    In addition, Gurnee is very close to Great Lakes, a large Naval station.

    And of course not that far from Chicago, which wouldn't be hard to get to - or to 'get lost in' so to speak.

    Not that Gurnee itself or Waukegan wouldn't be as well, but...Chicago would be extremely easy to disappear in, or to use as a point to get almost anywhere else undetected.

    And a taxi to any of the bigger spots in Gurnee could get them to a Pace bus to get to the Metra to get into Chicago very easily.

    It'd be VERY easy to get lost in the hubbub of people given this was over the holiday weekend and there were all the people heading in/out of Gurnee because of some of the attractions up there, or those leaving Gurnee to go into the city to do some of the Chicago sites over the last holiday weekend, as well.

  4. #4
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    Jul 2008
    Finally one giving other info (at least a bit!)

    Police do not believe the girl is in any danger, but Alvarado does not have custody of Amayrani, who was supposed to have been returned to her father a couple of days ago.
    I wonder if "a couple of days" meant Sunday? Or if it meant a couple of days before Sunday?

    I also wonder if it really means mom doesn't have PRIMARY custody?

    She must have visitation or custody of some sort if she was going to be "returned to her father," right? Otherwise wouldn't this be an entirely different incident if she wasn't supposed to have her to begin with?


  5. #5
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    Apr 2013

    Amayrani Brambila, 7, of Gurnee, was found safe with her mother in Springfield, Ill. Simoara Alvarado, 37, does not have custody of the girl.

    Alvarado is awaiting extradition to Lake County after a warrant was issued for her arrest. She faces a two counts of child abduction and a $150,000 bond.

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