Loved ones not giving up hope 34 years after Christy Luna's disappearance

Loved ones not giving up hope 34 years after Christy Luna's disappearance (WPEC)

Over 30 years later and on this National Missing Children’s Day, the story of an 8-year-old girl who disappeared without a trace is being told.

This Memorial Day weekend marks 34 years since Marjorie “Christy” Luna left her home to a corner store to buy food for her cats and never returned.

However, loved ones continue their efforts to find her.

Brenda Periche grew up with Luna, who would’ve been 42-years-old, perhaps a mother today.

Periche now lives in the Treasure Coast, but her mission remains strong.

She created a Facebook group, ‘Missing: Marjorie Christina “Christy” Luna’, which gives people who’d been neighbors or classmates the opportunity to leave tips that may help with Christy’s disappearance. Periche said it’s something Christy’s mother, Jennie, appreciates.

“I promised her, I’m not going to stop until we have our answers and we bring her home,” Periche said.

Periche keeps a stack of papers and binders, filled with sketches, notes, leads, newspaper clippings and old photos collected over the years. She works closely with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

Last year, PBSO used it’s Twitter account to share Christy’s story before and after she went missing, speaking in her voice.

This year, the sheriff’s office created Christy’s own account to keep the momentum going.

Periche hopes it will help the public finally solve this case, and bring justice to Christy’s family.

“That little tiny piece of information that you hold inside of you could be the key that we’re looking for to solve Christy’s case,” Periche said.

PBSO tells CBS12 it’s doing this because it wants to job people’s memories, and reach those who used to live in the area at the time, but have since moved away.

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