NORTH MIAMI (CBSMiami) –It’s been over six months since Pedrito Gonzalez’s mother, Noemi Gonzalez, disappeared from the North Miami duplex the two of them shared.
For the first time, her disappearance will be profiled on Crime Stoppers Case Files, a show which airs on CBS4.
CBS4’s Peter D’Oench was able to obtain video exclusively from that show which will air this Sunday at 12:30 a.m.
Crime Stoppers Case Files shows how the 54-year-old Gonzalez mysteriously broke her routine before she vanished and her son and loved ones are speaking out.
“My mom was always there for me through thick and thin. I’m her only child,” said Pedrito.
Pedrito Gonzalez last saw his mother at 10:30 on the night of February 11th. When he woke up at 8 AM the next day—his mother was gone.
“I saw her purse, her keys, her cell phone,” said Pedrito.
Some of Noemi Gonzalez’s sisters and sisters-in-law are baffled by her disappearance—noting that she had completely broken her morning routine.
“She woke up that morning and she had not made her coffee,” said Liz Gonzalez, Noemi’s sister-in-law. “The backdoor of the house was not open. She was nowhere to be found. The front door of the house was closed but unlocked.”
Noemi Gonzalez, who was has a history of seizures and heart problems, also left behind her daily medication for epilepsy.
Police used bloodhounds and helicopters, scoured canals and open fields, and canvassed neighborhoods.
“We are so dedicated to finding her that we secured a $10,000 reward to go to Crime Stoppers for any person who has information, any clue, any tip that will lead to finding Noemi,” said Liz Gonzalez. “The family seeks closure. We need to know where Noemi is, we need to find her. We need to find her—good or bad—because not knowing is just as horrible.”
Gonzalez’s ten siblings and other relatives are hopeful, looking forward to her homecoming.
“When Noemi comes back, it is going to be the best day ever,” said Noemi’s sister-in-law, Ramona Gonzalez. “There is going to be joy all over because she is coming back to us. We will never lose hope she is coming back to us.”
Pedrito Gonzalez says he has no idea what happened to his mother, a former 9-1-1 dispatcher who has lived in the same duplex she disappeared from since 1986.
“I don’t know what to do. I wish someone would come forward and help. She was my back. I was an only child. She was all I got,” said Pedrito Gonzalez.
Noemi Gonzalez is 5’1” and weighs 160 pounds. She was last seen wearing blue pants and a white shirt.
Anyone with any information that could help with Noemi Gonzalez’s disappearance is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
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