Body Of Laura Garza Found, Sex Offender Prime Suspect

April 27, 2010

New York (ChattahBox) – The remains of an aspiring dancer that disappeared from a Manhattah night club in 2008 have been found in a rural area of Pennsylvania.

Laura Garza, a beautiful 25-year-old woman, was last seen walking out of the Marquee club with Michael Mele, a 24-year-old known sex offender.

Mele, who is currently back in prison for violating the terms of his parole on several other sex offenses, has always been the prime suspect but has never been charged.

Now, with the skeletal remains of Garza found, it is expected that he will be questioned again.

“We’ve been in mourning since Friday, when the police told us,” her cousin Isela Villalobos said.

“Laura’s mother was expecting for her daughter to come in the door, until that dream was shattered Friday afternoon.”



15 Responses to “Body Of Laura Garza Found, Sex Offender Prime Suspect”

  1. kasey Jones on April 27th, 2010 11:59 am

    What if she was homely. Would the article read, “A homely 25 year old woman died?” The only reason she received so much media attention is because she was a hot girl. I guarantee a fat, ugly girl her same age and the same circumstances would NOT have garnered such attention. People make me SICK!!!!!!!!!!

  2. olivia on April 27th, 2010 12:04 pm

    Kasey – I don’t think that is fair to say at all. She is a missing woman who disappeared with a registered sex offender two years ago. Finding her is a big story, no matter what she looked like. The adjective was submitted into the story because it adds to the tragedy of her death…it would have been no less tragic if she looked differently, but the media is allowed a certain amount of indulgence when pushing a point.

  3. James on April 27th, 2010 1:04 pm

    I think Kasey is fat…

  4. Alex on April 27th, 2010 1:14 pm

    @Kasey Jones: I agree with olivia, I dont think that is fair from you to say. It doesn’t matter how she looked like, if she was pretty or not, that is coincidence or fate.
    The fact that someone decided to take another PERSON’S life THAT IS THE ISSUE. Not what it would happened if she was less pretty, Think about it. Who’s making sick to whom?

  5. roksana on April 27th, 2010 1:35 pm

    Kasey that is a really witchy comment. she is a person and beautiful person who was taken away by a sick person.
    If you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all.

  6. scott becker on April 27th, 2010 1:59 pm

    Kasey I agree, but the fact is she never would have gotten kidnapped and killed if she was ugly and fat. She might not of even been at the club. Like the song says “She’s got the looks that kill.”

  7. Frank on April 27th, 2010 1:59 pm

    You have serious issues Kasey Jones. All you did was look past the important info. in this article and found something to b$&ch about. Speaking of sick people, you should look in the mirror.

  8. cait on April 27th, 2010 2:09 pm

    I also think this is very sad that Kasey made this comment. A woman who was missing for two years body was found. Of course some people whose bodies are found get more attention. I don’t think this has as much to do about physical appearance as way someone went missing. If they found a person who was missing who was a criminal, in organized crime, or drug dealer etc… thats not very interesting news. When someone was last seen with a sex offender and then their body is found this is news. While many people go missing or are killed often time they are taking part in risky behavior, hanging out with gang members and taking part in criminal activity; when someone dies outside of these circles it usually becomes news.
    Also you may see more “attractive women” on the news after being killed by sex offenders because I think that they are more likely to be a target of sex offenders. Each killer would have their own MO but I’d think this would probably be the case.

  9. Liz on April 27th, 2010 2:22 pm

    i think James is right

  10. The girl next door on April 27th, 2010 2:48 pm

    @Kasey, REALLY!? Do you have any friends? Just wondering because you sound angry and out of touch. Who cares how the media portrays her? She is DEAD! She was a daughter, a cousin, a sister, a friend and she was murdered. She could’ve been a prostitute or drug offender, overweight and pimple-faced or a high school drop out, who cares, it doesn’t minimize the fact that she was killed.

  11. GEONI on April 27th, 2010 3:12 pm

    I think it’s an outrage that people lose their lives like this. It’s also disgusting how people eat it up as a horror story that the media can’t wait to shove down your throat. Look thru your local news paper and see how much “good news” is reported. How long before the movie about this sick man comes out? Tragic death is devistating. The masses hunger for it is even worse.

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  14. ShowMe on May 25th, 2010 10:39 pm

    My daughter was struck in the head as she was walking towards Target in the parking lot of Palisades Mall in Nyack. She is strong and didn’t collapse; she yelled at the young man and he walked away. She has recognized the one who hit her as Michael Mele when he was shown in the news media in reports relating to Garza’s disappearance. Immediately after he hit her, my daughter called the police and they had her look at mug shots, but none of them were Michael Mele. It is strange that they didn’t include his picture because he had been arrested only days before in the Palisades Mall. I have the feeling that someone is protecting this young man from justice.

  15. G on December 10th, 2010 9:56 am

    May her soul rest in peace. I hope the family can hold on she is in a safe place yet the killer will bun in hell.

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