Today, March 31, 2008 marks the one year anniversary of the disappearance of Dana Rishpy. Her family continues to grieve but maintains hope for a miracle. The agony of the unknown is unbearable. In the interim, the Mexican government has arrested "El Hungaro", a friend of principal suspect, Mathew Walshin for drug dealing.
Flor Pastrana, another friend of Walshin's, forwarded an extensive protest to this blog proclaiming her innocence. Anonymous postings detail the innocence of Walshin although he is yet to make a statement or detail his version of the night that Dana disappeared. Contrary to promises that "Mati would come forward", he has chosen to hide behind a veil of silence. And although he did speak with Dana's parents, followup calls and details of that night were omitted. He is still considered the primary suspect.
Dana has not been abandoned nor forgotten. The pursuit of justice is as fervent now as one year ago. Clues that once seemed elusive have risen to the surface. Those who are responsible for Dana's disappearance should not confuse the wind on their face with the breath of justice. It is closer than you think.