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Search for Missing 25 Year Old Laura Garza to Continues in Upstate NY

25 year old Brooklyn resident Laura Garza has been missing since December 3, 2008 when she was last seen at approximately 4 AM leaving a NYC night club, Club Marquee. Laura Garza was last seen with Michael Mele, a convicted sex offender. However, to date Mele has not been charged in Garza’s disappearance.

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Missing: Laura Garza

The search for missing Laura Garza continued this past Saturday, 2/28/09, as police and firefighters searched upstate roadways and wooded areas approximately 20 miles west of Newburgh, NY.

Volunteers spent Saturday searching for Laura Garza. The 25-year-old was last seen Dec. 3 with convicted sex offender Michael Mele in Newburgh, about 60 miles north of New York City. Police say Mele is a person of interest. He hasn’t been charged in Garza’s disappearance.

Saturday’s search focused on areas about 20 miles west of Newburgh, near where police in December found a piece of carpet they believe may be from Mele’s apartment.

UPDATE I: Laura Garza search turns up no clues as authorities probe Bullville, Circleville areas

The search for missing Brooklynite Laura Garza continued Saturday as more than 200 police and volunteer firefighters combed the roadsides and woods of northern Orange County.

The searched split into 13 teams and inched through country roads, woods and fields near the hamlets of Bullville and Circleville. The operation began at 8 a.m. and the crews planned to keep looking until 5 p.m.

Search for Missing Brooklyn Woman Continues in Orange Co.

To discuss the case, get updates and provide your opinions, go to Scared Missing Persons Forum: Laura Garza.

March 1st, 2009 at 11:29am Posted by | abduction, Crime/Murder, Laura Garza, Missing, Missing Adult, Pictures | 2 comments

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  1. I am Michael Mele’s Aunt & I can tell you his Family is going through a horrible time with this. I feel as Michael’s Aunt, I just wish if he knows anything, to please tell someone about Laura Garza, especially if she could’ve left Michael safe & sound, when he saw her last. The fact he isn’t saying anything & the police have “damning circumstantial evidence” against my nephew, to me, doesn’t look good for Michael. Michael, please do the right thing, if you know anything, please tell someone. I wish you well & hope your future turns out better than your present. I am not judging you Michael, but only ask I know you’re a good guy somewhere deep inside, so please help Laura Garza’s family find her, if you can. I love you!

    Comment by Ann M. | May 14, 2009

  2. I heard about this case a few months back and was anxiously waiting to hear anything about either Laura Garza’s safe return or the grim reality of what may have happened that night. It’s an absolute shame and a tragedy all rolled up into one. I can imagine how hard it is on the families of both parties involved. I wouldn’t want to be on either end of it to tell the truth. I sincerely doubt that Michael Mele is reading this but I could only hope and pray for him to do the right thing if he truly knows what happened to this girl? It’s pretty black and white if you ask me! In other words I highly doubt the authorities pulled Mele’s name out of a hat. But to put the Garzas through this limbo of not knowing where their daughter/sister/cousin/niece is is just cruel! I doubt you’re going anywhere, Mikey! Let the family have some closure and do the right thing. Maybe God will thank you in other ways?

    Comment by Pete R. | September 15, 2009

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