Nearly three weeks ago, the Oceanside/Camp Pendleton, California Patch put out an appeal about the 1987 disappearance of eleven-year-old Elaina Rivera, last seen in Ramona, California. Very little information is available about her disappearance and the Patch article requested that anyone who had information about the disappearance, or about Elaina herself, contact them.
I think it’s great that they took the effort to do that. But, as far as I can tell, they’ve gotten no responses whatsoever. Just “few details are available in her case.” Which is the most depressing line to ever appear on Charley, and it appears all too frequently.
Elaina, you existed once and perhaps you do still. I know that face, and I want as many people as possible to know it as well. You deserve to be remembered. I only wish I knew something about your life, about the kind of girl you were before you walked into oblivion.