CUE Center For Missing Persons
Community United Effort
Contact: Monica Caison
PO Box 12714 (910) 343-1131
Wilmington, N.C. 28405 (910) 232-1687
For Immediate Release
Family of Missing Woman Still Holds Out Hope
The family of Heather Riggio Joins Forces with the CUE Center for Missing Persons
Wilmington, NC – The family of missing Florida woman continues to hold out hope
that their loved one will be found one day and recently has contacted a non profit
national organization located in Wilmington, NC which provides services free to
families who suffer the lost of a missing loved one, with a plea for help.
Heather Riggio was visiting a relative in North Miami Beach, Florida. She was last
seen leaving that residence on May 06, 2007 and getting into a white, SUV type
vehicle, driven by an older male; she has not been seen or heard from since. “I am
sicken daily by the not knowing of where my granddaughter is and as time passes, it
seems people have forgotten, we cannot forget” said Sybil Chierico.
Since Heather’s disappearance her family has made ever attempt to keep her name
and face out in the public, but have run out of ideas and energy, so in their search for
help they found and then contacted the CUE Center less than three months ago.
“We immediately featured Heather on our national road tour telling her story in
eleven states and making people aware of her, surprisingly many had no knowledge
of her case, said CUE Founder, Monica Caison. The tour called “On The Road to
Remember” features cold cases annually of missing persons and this year traveled
close to 3,000 miles leaving a trail of DVD, press kits, t-shirts, flyers, bumper stickers
and visiting over twenty host rally stops which involved the media at all levels; all to
remind communities of the 109 unsolved cases featured on this year’s tour line up.
Missing from: North Miami Beach, Florida
Missing since: 05/06/07
Classification: Endangered Missing
Age at Disappearance: 20
Date of Birth: 03/11/87
Eyes: Blue Hair: Blonde
Tattoos: Black nautical star on back and picture of a Betty Page pin-up girl on leg.
The words “love hurts, love heals” on her backside. Clothing: Pink Top, Jeans and
high heel shoes. Identifying Characteristics: pierced ears, lip/tongue,
The CUE Center is now conducting an awareness campaign for Heather’s story and
has launched a website for her family which can be located at
http://helpfindheatherriggio.com. Tipsters can remain anonymous and can leave
confidential information by clicking the form on her site. Visitors can also download a
poster from her site and help by getting involved.
In addition, Heather Riggio’s story and photo is currently featured on the website for
the TV show “Americas Most Wanted”, http://www.amw.com/missing_persons all in
an effort seek new information to aid law officials in the investigation.” In missing
person cases that this amount of time has passed without locating the individual, we
must start over in the awareness effort, to gain new information and ultimately locate
a new area to search”, said Mrs. Caison. All searches conducted for the missing are
to successfully eliminate space, knowing where the person is not and hoping to
eventually get to the right place”, she added.
Anyone having information on Heather Riggio’s disappearance and or location please
contact the North Miami Police Department at (305) 948-2940.Or you can submit a confidential tip on line at http://helpfindheatherriggio.com/submit-tips/
Police are still offering a reward up to 3,500 in information that can bring a resolution to this case.
Contact the CUE Center for Missing Persons on their 24 hour line (910)232-1687 or
(910) 343-1131. Tipsters can also contact CUE through email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or on the web http://www.ncmissingpersons.org
In 1994 Community United Effort better known as the “CUE Center for Missing Persons” was
founded to aid cases of missing persons nationwide; funded entirely by donations, and
staffed by volunteers. CUE Founder Monica Caison, has dedicated her life to the plight of
missing people; which is focused on finding the missing, advocating their causes, and
supporting their families. Since its inception, CUE has helped more than 9,000 families in
what is often the most confusing and desperate times of their lives.