Family organizes candlelight vigil for missing loved one

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A family still searching for their missing loved one. The Avila’s have spent one year seeking answers into the disappearance of Kimberly Avila, also known as Ramiro.

Avila's family and supporters arranged a candlelight vigil to show that the community is still diligently searching for her whereabouts.

It was last May when Avila’s disappeared and those close to her are wondering why it's taking so long.

"What if it was your brother? What if it was your son?" said Kimberly’s sister, Ivone Rodarte.

"Here we are with a member of our community missing and we're still at odds about what happened to her who's helping, are we doing enough, and I don't think we have the answers," said STEP Board President, Oscar Lopez.

Brownsville police chief Orlando Rodriguez tells me the department has received several tips.

"Hopefully it will jog someone's memory or weigh on their conscience to the point they will call us," Rodriguez said.

Organizers of the vigil say they want more members of the community to understand the family's pain so someone will speak out.

The family is asking for any information as to the whereabouts of Avila, but ask that you make all calls to the Brownsville Crime Stoppers at (956) 546-8477 or Brownsville PD at (956) 548-7000.

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