FT. LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – The family of a Coral Springs man whose remains were found in a metal box in Palm Beach Gardens in 2008 spent Saturday handing fliers, promoting a billboard in the Wynwood area and asking anyone with information on his murder to come forward.
Francisco Cuevas disappeared in November 2007 after arriving at his Pompano Beach business for a meeting.
His car was discovered abandoned in Miami months later.
In April 2008, workers in Palm Beach Gardens found a metal box with a human head and other remains inside. More than a year later — in July 2009 — those remains were identified as the partial remains of Cuevas.
“It’s been a long time but to me it was like it happened yesterday,” said Cuevas’ mother Margarita Goedke. “He disappeared on a Saturday morning, November 3rd of 2007. Every Saturday morning to me is the same thing as exactly like the very first day, that first Saturday morning when he disappeared.
Goedeke has endured the disappearance of her son, the discovery of some of his remains in a metal box in a wooded area and the seemingly interminable hunt for his killer or killers.
Like any mother would, Goedeke refuses to let her son’s memory vanish.
She and her family created a website — CLICK HERE — that explains what happened to her son and shows pictures depicting the love he shared with his family. He is deeply missed.
A reward of up to $20,000 is being offered for information which leads police to those responsible for his death.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS.