Justice for Silas Ojeda
It's been four weeks since the search started for the missing 13-month-old toddler, Silas Ojeda. The child has still not been found and some family members, friends and community members are doing what they can to push the efforts to find the boy.
Brandin Ojeda, cousin of Silas, and Laura Phillips Parramore, friend and supporter of the search, came together to create a social media page for the boy. Both said it is time to speak up and reach out to other members of the community to help find Silas justice and bring him home. Parramore said, "Brandin and myself created the Justice for Silas because we felt that there were many people in the community that wanted to be involved."
Ojeda and Parramore say they want peaceful efforts to find Silas and won't give up until he is found. Parramore said, "I heard that they called off the search for the landfill. I cried, I yelled, I called my mom. And that's when I was like we have to do something. We can't just give up, he deserves more than that."
For one of the first community gatherings to help support the 13-month-old, Ojeda and Parramore invited friends, family members and anyone else who wanted to come out to Lions Park for a Candlelight Walk. Dozens walked around the lake Sunday night to pray for and honor the child.
Ojeda said, "You just feel a sense of emptiness. I don't know if it's just the sense that it's a family member that is out there somewhere missing and we don't know where he's at." He added, "It's also going to bring awareness for the Justice of Silas movement, bringing Silas home, bringing justice to his case, those involved need to get the proper punishment."
Visit the Silas for Justice page for more information.