Michaela Garecht: 25th Anniversary of 9-Year-Old Girl's Abduction

Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 01:46 PM

By Alexandra Ward

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Even though this week marked the 25th anniversary of the disappearance of Michaela Garecht, the California girl's family still wonders if she's out there somewhere alive.

"It used to be thought that if a kid was not found in 72 hours, they're probably not alive," Garecht's mother, Sharon Murch, told ContraCostaTimes.com. "But if someone is missing for more than a year, it's just as possible that they're still alive. You cannot discount that possibility; nobody can."

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According to KTVU.com, Garecht was last seen riding her scooter with a friend in the parking lot of a Hayward, Calif., grocery store on Nov. 19, 1988. The friend later told police she saw a white male grab Garecht and throw her into his car. She was just 9 years old.

Police and FBI officials have handled hundreds of leads over the years but never found Garecht or her abductor. Today, she would be 34 years old.

"At this time Michaela is actually the same age as I was when she was kidnapped and thinking of her growing up like that of course I have to wonder where she is," Murch told KTVU.com.

The Garecht family and friends gathered Tuesday morning to tie yellow ribbons around a tree near the store where Michaela Garecht was last seen. Some even left notes for the kidnapped girl.

"To Michaela, I love you forever," the note said. "Wherever you are...."

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