- Jul 21, 2012
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Her purse/ satchel is black.
I was trying to contact one of the posters on Facebook to get more information on the exact location of the purse when it was found. Some co-workers and I searched that same area, on both sides of the bridge, for hours. I'm just curious to see if we searched over it. The weeds and brush are high in that area, so it is quite possible. If anyone gets more info please post. Thank you.
The strap looks intact, which is disheartening if she wore it cross-body.
Although I suppose she could have taken it off herself. To dump it out?
I just spent a week with my father, who has Alzheimer's, before he was placed in a care facility. Sigh...
My dad wanted to go find his friends one evening. Like let's bust out of here and go! I drove him all over KC and let him tell me where to go. BTW, all his friends are dead. He brought cookies and kleenex for the outing? Didn't know who I was when we got home.
He wanted to go to old stomping grounds and see familiar faces from 30 years ago. His one moment of clarity.
I wonder if there were any once-familiar places that she would try to find? Has she always lived in that area?
Family members and volunteers continued the search for missing grandmother Maria Llamas Saturday...
The hope is theyll find her by her 70th birthday on Monday.
Maria's birthday is Monday, Dec 19th.
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"She was gone instantly. It was instantly," Margie Llamas, Maria's oldest daughter, told Dateline. "That is all it took for our lives to change"...
Fast forward two months, and Maria's family is left with more questions than answers. Countless searches of the rugged terrain surrounding the flea market have been conducted. Searchers have hung thousands of fliers in and around San Antonio...
The only sighting family members were able to confirm was from a woman who had a flat tire on the highway outside the flea market that Sunday afternoon. She told Margie she believes she saw Maria. Maria was disoriented and confused, and told the woman that, "God was guiding her home." The woman attempted to tell a police officer nearby, but Maria soon walked out of sight...
Maria's family and those in the local community have not given up hope. Searches continue to be organized, and family members describe the support from those in the community as "overwhelming."
My dad, too. He started wandering and Mom finally had to put him in a veterans' home. He was so happy there, thinking he was back in the barracks with his B-17 crew in WWII. With Alzheimer's, it seems to be the oldest memories that stick the longest.
This weekend, many families in the San Antonio area spent Mother's Day without their mother.
What happened to them still remains a mystery and there's been very little to shed light on what led up to their disappearance.
Sadly, they're still active cases but with no new leads as with the case of 70-year-old Maria Llamas who disappeared nearly six months ago.
"Before my mother's disappearance, she didn't know who she was. In her mind, she was a young girl living with her parents," Margie Llamas, Marias daughter told KENS 5.
The family of Maria Jesus Llamas is not losing hope, even though it's been one year since she disappeared from a flea market.
While the Llamas family is forever grateful for everyone who has helped, every day that passes is another day they wonder where she is.