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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Loved ones of the Doral mother and daughter missing since Monday are now in Miami speaking on their behalf.
The family members of Liliana and Daniela Moreno flew in from Colombia Wednesday night and have been meeting inside a friend’s restaurant – trying to make sense of their disappearance.
The family, who held a gathering Thursday night, has now enlisted the help of the Missing Children Global Network in the search.
Volunteers handed out flyers at a Doral shopping plaza off NW 107th avenue and NW 58th street seeking information into the disappearance.
Police have been searching for them since they vanished under suspicious circumstances.
Investigators said Moreno left her purse and wallet inside their apartment and she’s not answering her phone.
“I want to find my sister,” Eduardo Moreno Ramirez told CBS4’s Natalia Zea.
He feels helpless to do much more than give media interviews to spread the word about the disappearance of his sister Liliana Moreno and her bright-eyed daughter Daniela.
“Daniela is happy, she’s really smart, pretty and sweet,” he said of the 9 year old. “All the people that know her say that she’s like honey.”
Moreno Ramirez came from Colombia three days after the mother and daughter went missing.
He said Lilliana is very careful with her daughter, and they are in constant contact.
“She always protected her daughter,” he explained.
Police have been searching for evidence connected to the missing mom and daughter, including in a canal off Okeechobee Road and 138th Street.
Sources said Daniela’s biological father told police he dropped them off there, Monday afternoon, at Moreno’s request.
They also removed a dumpster from the Medley warehouse where the father works. And today detectives spoke with his neighbors.
Moreno’s sister, Yamileth, who also came from Colombia, said Daniela’s father only came into her life two years ago, and sees her intermittently.
She said Moreno and Daniela had lunch with him on Saturday.
Yamileth said she speaks to her sister nearly every day. She became extremely worried when she started calling her and it just kept going to voicemail.
But Yamileth is holding onto hope.
“I feel that they are OK,” she said.
She knows many people have doubts, but I she hopes her sister will arrive safe and sound and that they will find them both.
Police do suspect foul play.
Moreno Ramirez prays he’ll see his sister and lovely little niece.
Daniela’s father has not been charged with any crime, and he is cooperating with police.
As for Moreno and Daniella, if you have seen them or have any other information that can help, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.