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The ten key dates in the case of the disappearance of Flor Garcia

The ten key dates in the case of the disappearance of Flor Garcia

The Attorney General’s Office has arrested Joel Valley as the prime suspect in the disappearance of his wife, Flor Garcia. The young mother disappeared on 6 March and her family is calling on the authorities to speed up the investigation into her whereabouts. These are the 10 important dates from the day she was reported missing.

More than 100 days after Flor Garcia’s disappearance, the National Civil Police and the Attorney General’s Office have arrested Joel Valle and his cousin Francisco Valle, as the prime suspects in planning the disappearance of the young mother of two children. Since March 16, when Fleur’s disappearance was reported, her family has promoted a campaign calling on authorities to find her whereabouts.

These are the most important dates in this case, which are not yet resolved:

March 16

Joel Vale reported the disappearance of his wife, Flor Garcia. According to Valley’s account, she left the house, where they both live with their two children in the municipality of Cojutepeque, for San Salvador, to buy medicine that could be used at Joel’s dental clinic and where Fleur works as an assistant.

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March 17

The family of Flor Garcia, who lives in Sonsonat, decided to start a research campaign. They moved to Cojutepeque and created a page on social networks under the name Todos Somos Flor, with the aim of attracting more people to join the cause.

March 19

Flor’s family gathered in front of Cogotepec Central Park to organize a peaceful protest that would act as leverage to speed up investigations into her disappearance.

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March 20

The Flor family announces that they suspect Joel Valley, the young woman’s husband, of whether she actually traveled to San Salvador on the day of her disappearance, because she did not alert anyone else about that trip.

March 25

Fleur’s relatives, including her father, Jorge Alberto Garcia, decided to travel to the country from the United States and support her research.

March 26

Friends and relatives organized a second activity in Cojutepeque Central Park to generate pressure for an investigation into his disappearance, which has shown no progress to date. On that date, the young woman’s father underwent DNA tests as part of police and prosecutorial procedures.

April 19

Fleur’s sister, Isabel García, was represented at the Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Cogotepec to request information; However, the only response he got was that the case was still ongoing.

June 24

100 days have passed since the disappearance of Flor Garcia, without any response or progress in the investigation by the authorities.

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June 25

The National Civil Police and the Public Prosecutor’s Office carry out measures and raid the home where Flor Garcia and her husband, Joel Vale, lived with their two children. They captured Joel and Francesco Valli, Fleur’s husband’s cousin.

June 26

Rodolfo Delgado, the attorney general imposed by the ruling party, announced at a press conference that they did not know Fleur’s whereabouts but had sufficient evidence to determine that Joel Valle, the young woman’s husband, had planned her disappearance. Joel and his cousin Francisco Valle are arrested, and within 72 hours, they will be charged with the 33-year-old’s disappearance.

Fleur lived with her husband and two children on the street from Cojutepeque to San Ramon, next to the family home there is a piece of empty land. Photo EDH / Jonathan Funes