Latoyia Figueroa is 5’2″, pregnant, and has been missing from her Philadelphia home since 7/18/2005. If you know any details of her whereabouts, please call the Citizens Crime Commission at 215-546-8477, or you can contribute to the reward fund.
A few nights ago, Atrios raised awareness of her, Howard at Philly Future caught this and posted the following:
Atrios asks what the odds are that we’ll be seeing reports of Latoyia Figueroa (pictured right) on CNN. She’s a local resident who’s been missing since Monday, but so far there’s been no Natalee Holloway treatment for this story.
Don’t misunderstand, I have nothing against Miss Holloway, and I
truly hope for the best possible outcome to her situation, but surely
we’ve all noticed by now that the established media can be quite
selective with their coverage of these sad situations.
Here’s hoping Latoyia Figueroa’s situation also has the best
possible outcome — and the same wish for all the other less publicized missing people out there tonight.
Richard at The All Spin Zone went far further – made phone calls and sent emails and has worked with the Philadelphia Citizens Crime Commission to help raise the reward mentioned above. Now her story is starting to make the rounds of TV broadcasters. CNN had it front page yesterday. 9 days after she went missing.
If you have any information, or can contribute any funds to the reward, contact the Citizens Crime Commission at 215-546-8477. If you would like to donate to the reward online, you can visit ASZ here. If you are a blogger, help spread the news. Get this out to as many people as possible. For more see Matt at Tatteredcoat. Other bloggers discussing the CNN story here.