It was a gathering to bring Carla Valpeoz home and for family and friends of the missing woman to say they will not give up until they have answers.
Saturday night, the Arab American History Museum was filled with hope and a sense of urgency as it’s been 100 days since Valpeoz has gone missing in Peru. Carla who is legally blind, was in Peru advocating for the rights of immigrants. She went missing on December 12th according to her family.
Carlos Valpeoz Jr., Carla’s brother traveled from New York to Dearborn Saturday to attend the fundraiser for his sister. “The idea of not knowing where my sister is for the last 100 days has been unfathomable,” says Valpeoz Jr.
Her brother says the family is working hard every day to figure out what happened to her. Carla’s father, Carlos Sr. has been in Peru since December searching for her. “My father has been in Peru since December 18th and he's running out of money. We need to keep him there because if he leaves, this investigation will end,” says Carla’s brother.
The family says Peruvian officials and police are limited in resources. The family hoped the fundraiser Saturday night will help keep search efforts going so they can get answers and bring the missing woman home alive and well.
The family is also calling on U.S. lawmakers to help. Carlos Jr. recently met with U.S. Representative Rashida
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