The Ed Morissey Show: Andrew Malcolm, Jamie Radtke,and finding Marizela

posted at 11:40 am on March 8, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), we welcome the Prince of Twitter and LA Times blogger Andrew Malcolm for our weekly Tuesdays with Andrew discussion of media and politics! We’ll discuss the latest in the crises in Libya and Wisconsin, the undercover video at NPR, and more.

Update: Tea Party activist and US Senate candidate Jamie Radtke joins us in bonus minutes!

We’ll also discuss the case of Marizela Perez, who has been missing in the Seattle area since Saturday afternoon. Marizela’s case has a connection here at Hot Air, as she is the cousin of the Boss Emeritus, Michelle Malkin. Michelle is trying to spread the word through Facebook and Q13Fox/KCPQ in Seattle.  We want to encourage prayers for Marizela’s family, and also try to reach anyone in the area who knows where Marizela might be and ask them to contact the police:


Name: Marizela Perez

Date Missing: March 5, 2011, 12:00-12:30 P.M.

Last Seen: Rainier Beach area, heading to UW Seattle campus to meet friends for lunch or study in the UW libraries

Possible Routes: Sound Link Light Rail stations, downtown/Chinatown areas, UW Seattle campus, U-district

Description – Asian female, 5’5” tall, 110 lbs, skinny build, asymmetrical bob with short bangs and brown/red highlights hairstyle, tattoo on left inner arm with the words ‘lahat ay magiging maayos’, last seen wearing denim jeans, light brown suede laced boots, possibly wearing green eye contacts, possibly carrying a plaid backpack with a Macbook Pro laptop, taking medication for depression.

There have been no updates to this story since yesterday, but this article in the Seattle Times summarizes it well:

Relatives say they last saw Marizela Perez, 18, at about noon Saturday in the Rainier Beach neighborhood where she lives. She was heading to a library on the UW campus.

According to the student’s aunt and uncle, Lauro and Melinda Mendoza, a witness claims to have seen Perez at the Safeway on Brooklyn Avenue Northeast in the University District later that afternoon.

Perez’s father, Edgar Perez, from New Jersey, said he was flying to Seattle on Monday to help in the search.

“I can’t describe what my wife and I are experiencing,” Perez said. “When you see a person missing on TV you feel sadness. When that person is related to you … I can’t describe it.”

If you have any information on Marizela, please contact the Seattle police department at 206-625-5011.

Update: I had not seen Michelle’s update today on the case, which gives more information on Marizela’s last known activities:

The Seattle PD says it has probable visual identification of Marizela boarding the Othello train near her home in the Rainier Beach area and commuting into the University District during the noon hour on Saturday. A Seattle PD detective from the missing persons bureau says there’s evidence that she was last seen Saturday afternoon at the Safeway in the city’s University District on 4732 Brooklyn Ave NE between 1-2pm. At some point during that time, purchases were made on her debit card.

The police say they “have no reason to suspect foul play” at this point. There are several reasons and grim evidence that cause the family to remain gravely concerned about Marizela’s safety, health, and well-being. As mentioned yesterday in the flyers the family is handing out, Marizela was taking anti-depressants and has been for some time. As my family gets on the ground to continue the search for Marizela, please continue to get the word out to anyone in the Seattle-area you know. Here’s the updated info on her last known location/time. If anyone saw or talked to her in the University District Saturday afternoon or has seen her since, please contact law enforcement ASAP[.]

I’ll keep updating the effort each day in the show post and let it ride in the Top Picks to keep eyeballs on the case.

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Please God, keep her safe.

WordsMatter on March 8, 2011 at 11:46 AM

Ed, Michelle has an up-date on her site. They still haven’t found her. I’m still talking to God for her safe return.

letget on March 8, 2011 at 11:46 AM

Still praying and hoping.

unclesmrgol on March 8, 2011 at 11:48 AM

Thank you. Yes, please keep this front and center so we all have a place to go for any updates. Michelle, I hope you find her safe and sound.

Darksean on March 8, 2011 at 11:57 AM

Continued prayers here also. Invoking the Blessed Mother, St. Anthony of Padua and of course Jesus or Lord and redeemer.

fourdeucer on March 8, 2011 at 12:32 PM

I can only imagine the anxiety Marizela’s family is going through. Thanks for keeping this front and center Ed.

Michelle and family, we will continue to pray for the safe return of Marizela and all those who are missing. Keep the Faith, trust in God.

Zorro on March 8, 2011 at 12:56 PM

Another photo of her here:

showing her tattoo.

Rebar on March 8, 2011 at 1:26 PM

Marizela- hali ka dito, paki.

rotorhead on March 8, 2011 at 1:30 PM

I just spotted a girl who looks a lot like her in Salt Lake City. I know this is 99.99% a wild goose, but to any readers in Salt Lake, keep your eyes out. I spotted the person at 2500 South State St. In SLC across from Granite High School. She was on a bicycle and by the time I got turned around, I lost her. I’ve already contacted the PD and all that. Keep your eyes peeled if you’re in the area just in case.

KMC1 on March 8, 2011 at 1:44 PM

Most people have cellphones/PDAs/etc with built-in cameras these days.

If you can, take a picture if you think you see her. It might help.

SgtSVJones on March 8, 2011 at 2:39 PM

Never ever ever give up, Boss. This story hits home all too squarely. Our family has been searching since 1993. Don’t stop. Don’t take “we don’t know” for an answer. Don’t take “we have nothing to report”. All our prayers from the Limerick family.

Limerick on March 8, 2011 at 5:09 PM

I hope she turns up safe.

lexhamfox on March 8, 2011 at 6:05 PM