DEARBORN, Mich. (WXYZ) – Friends and family held a cash collector at the American National Museum Arab Saturday night in Dearborn, where Carla Valpeoz, worked to raise money to help find a Detroit woman who was seen in Peru.
“It's very painful, my family and I are suffering a break,” said Carlos Valpeoz Jr., Carla's younger brother.
Carla was reported as missing in Peru on 15 December. She was there for a wedding, a mission to see the world before she lost her eyesight due to a medical condition.
Her friends saw her entering a hostel in Cusco last. The family provided Carla with 7 Action News surveillance videos in the town of Pisa the following day. She told friends that she was looking forward to visiting an archaeological site in that town.
Carlos says that there is little physical evidence to say that he and his family are right towards his sister.
“We believe that something might have happened to her in that field,” said Carlos. “Whether she was kidnapped, whether she had an accident and whether someone had got it, or whether there was some sort of trafficking in human beings. there. "
“Carla knows that you love so much. We love you, so we are all here for you, "said Carla's friend, Alicia Steele, at the fundraiser." We are all going to dance, listening to music, eating some of your favorite food. You want to live with us. "
Carla's father, Carlos Valpoez Sr., sent a video message from Peru, where he had never been from his daughter.
“God bless you all and thank you for your prayers,” said Valpeoz Sr. "Thank you for everything you are doing. We appreciate that."
Money from the fundraiser towards Valpeoz Srl will be kept in Peru so that he can search Carla.
“My father is down and many people are pressing a Peruvian government, as well as the US Embassy, to make sure they see this case,” said Valpeoz Jr.
The family created a
a page for anyone who can pay to get Carla.
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