UPDATE 9/25/13 – Family members of a missing Philadelphia woman have been told that a skeletal foot, found in a shoe that washed up in Ocean City, New Jersey, likely belongs to their loved one. The police have tentatively identified the remains as hers.
“Now, we, the family, are preparing for a memorial service next week,” sister Alma Rios said.
Franchesca “Cheka” Alvarado, 22, was last seen near the 4200 block of Darien Street on March 13, 2012. She said she was going to Atlantic City with a friend, but she has not been seen since.
Francesca is still missing as of Nov. 26, 2012.
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