Mayra Espinoza Missing, Found Safe – In a heartwarming turn of events, the community’s united efforts have led to the safe reunion of 12-year-old Mayra Espinoza with her family. The young girl had been reported missing since Tuesday, July 25, but thanks to the dedicated and frantic search by community members, she was found on Monday evening.
The Mission District leaders took the lead in organizing a community-led search for Mayra, posting flyers and encouraging the public to provide tips on her whereabouts. Tracy Gallardo-Brown, an aide to District 10 Supervisor Shamann Walton, shared the heartening news that the Monday call to action yielded immediate results. The flyer was widely circulated, and tips poured in, eventually leading to Mayra being safely located.
The community’s commitment to finding Mayra demonstrated the strong bonds and sense of responsibility shared by its members, especially when it comes to protecting and caring for their children. Mayra’s school, Everett Middle School, also played an active role in the search, showing the power of collaboration in times of crisis.
As of Monday early afternoon, the circumstances surrounding Mayra’s disappearance remained unclear. The last sighting of her was near El Capitan Hotel, located at 2361 Mission St. near 20th Street, where she was visiting a friend. Missing person flyers were posted in the neighborhood, and social media played a vital role in spreading the word and rallying support from the community.
The San Francisco Police Department had reported that Mayra was last seen at her home on Persia Avenue at around 4 a.m. on July 25. However, she was no longer at home later that morning, leaving her family and community deeply concerned. The successful outcome of this search serves as a testament to the power of community unity and demonstrates the strength of collective effort.
The unwavering dedication and immediate response from community members and leaders showcase the love and care they have for one another, particularly the children who are held sacred in their hearts.