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Have you seen this woman?
I am posting Howard's entry from Philly future, in full, below. As you will see, Philly bloggers are uniting to try and bring attention to this missing Philly woman (non-white division.)
When the news of Latoyia Figueroa's disapperance first made it onto the Philly Future front page last week, she was a relatively anonymous missing person. Unfortunately, she is still both relatively anonymous and missing. That's the continuing sad truth of the matter.
The hopeful news is that, thanks to local bloggers like Richard at All Spin Zone, and those who've followed his lead, her name is starting to get out, and hopefully her face has a greater chance of being seen by someone who may be able to help find her. Richard's post on Latoyia has been picked up by Evan Derkacz at Alternet.
Richard asks, and we echo his request, for all Philly area bloggers to put the word out on their blogs about Latoyia Figueroa, who's been missing for over a week now. Include a picture of her. Even if you only get one visitor a day, every little bit helps raise awareness of this missing Philadelphia woman, who is not only five months pregnant, but also has a seven-year-old waiting for her at home.
Another course of action Richard has suggested is to write an email to Nancy Grace at CNN, who has provided wall-to-wall coverage of missing teenager Natalee Holloway. In a world where only the white-skinned, blond-haired young women seem to be missed by the mainstream media, these are some ways to help bring Latoyia's story a little attention too.
UPDATE: CNN.com has finally picked up the story. Now maybe we'll see other outlets on the trail, and maybe even some mention on television. The more exposure the better chance there is that a picture of Latoyia will be spotted by someone who knows something about the situation.