Metro Detroit families of 2 missing teens unite to ask public for help in finding them

Teens missing from Taylor, Romulus for weeks

Families of 2 missing teens unite to ask public for help in finding them

TAYLOR, Mich. – Two different families have one wish for Thanksgiving and that’s to have both of their daughters back home.

“Marissa, if you’re listening or watching, please come home. You cannot be out here on these streets alone,” said Mary Beth Peters, the mother of 14-year-old Marissa Peters.

“Why are these children coming up missing like this? Our daughter vanished just out of thin air, and nobody knows anything?” said Tina Alvarado, the mother of 15-year-old Gloria Alvarado.

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On Wednesday, one day before Thanksgiving, the families and friends stood outside Taylor Police Department asking for their daughters to return home.

Gloria Alvarado disappeared from her home 24 days ago, according to her family. Her mother went to wake her up for school. She then she realized Gloria was gone. The window was open and the window screen was cut, but her cellphone was still there.

“Please find it in your heart to give a tip. We know that somebody out there has seen something,” said Tina Alvarado.

Marissa Peters disappeared from her grandmother’s home in Romulus months ago. Her family wore t-shirts with her picture on them.

“No matter what, I want you to know that we’re here for you, Marissa. Tell these evil people to let you go. You need to come home where you belong. Please Marissa come home,” said Mary Beth Peters.

Both families believe their daughters are in trouble.

Anyone with information of their whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers. If you want to help out with the physical search of the girls, call 877-507-7774.

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About the Author:

Larry Spruill Jr. joined the Local 4 News team in January 2018. Prior, he worked at WJAX in Jacksonville, Florida. Larry grew up as a military kid because his father is a retired Chief of the United States Air Force.