It happened in 2011, but there is hardly any peace that does not remember that little girl “extremely pretty and cheerful” that disappeared one winter day and with only 14 aos. Some admit to having believed that I was already dead. Others had not lost hope. And finally in the last hours a truth with edges of drama and miracle was known: Aldana Celeste Orozco Maturano -Now he is 24 years old- lives, and is believed to have been abducted by a trafficking network that he exploited her sexually in Buenos Aires.
The girl was rescued and is under the care of a team of doctors and psychologists. As if this were not enough, in La Paz the Federal shelf and Gendarmera raided the house where the young woman’s mother and stepfather live and they were taken prisoner, while investigating whether they had any involvement in what happened. Can’t imagine scenario anymore shocking for a locality that has less than 15,000 inhabitants.
The detainees, Mnica Maturano and Alberto Orozco, are known in the area. She works in a nursing home and he is an employee of the Provincial Highway. They have been together for about 20 years, and although Aldana Celeste was the daughter of a previous couple, the mother registered her at the time with the surname Orozco.
“The case is a topic of conversation on every corner”
“Ac we all know each other and what has happened is a topic of conversation in every corner and every business. With Orozco I have played football since childhood: he seemed like a correct guy“, referred to this newspaper Pablo, a merchant who requested a reservation about his identity.” Do not question me, hey, what do you write and then I still live here“.
Around Christmas, Ana Celeste she was rescued in Buenos Aires. And shortly after, a thousand kilometers from where the girl was, there were the raid and arrests.
“The news of the operation had not even reached the La Paz police station”
The operative alter the bucolic profile that usually characterizes the La Paz days. “How would the secrecy be, that the news had not even reached the police station. So much movement dislodged us all,” reveals a neighbor with contacts in the section.
The operation of December 30 was organized with total reserve. “At around 5 or 6 in the afternoon, Gendarmes and Federal Police arrived at the house where the couple lives, about San Martn before reaching Osvaldo Pintos. And they took the suspects there. We freeze“.
The hypothesis creepy ms is that the mother and stepfather may have had something to do with what happened to Aldana Celeste, although that must still be investigated. Meanwhile, the man and the woman are behind bars.
Posts to remember, there is no lack of paceo or pacea that remembers the posters that were on the city posts, where you can see the face of the lost babe.
“They looked for her here and in nearby areas, in San Luis, in Santa Rosa. I even remember that when we went on a trip, you stopped at some bus terminals and her face was on a Missing Children poster“, says Deolinda, another interviewee.
“I don’t know if this girl wants to go back to La Paz”
Others remember how the community mobilized when Aldana Celeste disappeared. Although there is no shortage of people who raise doubts: “To tell you the truth, I was struck by that a part of our society gave up. It was something that rose in a moment and then calmed down, “continues Deolinda.
In turn, the teacher Walter Omar Rosales, who is the director of a hostel school and has lived in the area for 57 years, offers a synthesis of what is palpitating this very night in that corner of eastern Mendoza: “This girl was in high school, I remember. One day her friends began to say they couldn’t find her. In the beginning it was said that it was in a friend’s, then other versions were woven and the matter it became worrisome until we found out about this. ”
Of course, at that time public policies on gender issues they were not the same as now. Rosales says that on some occasion he contacted the director of the Executive Committee for the Fight against Trafficking and Exploitation of Persons, Gustavo Vera, to tell her about Aldana Celeste.
“Finally the State was able to locate her. They are mixed sensations: on the one hand the joy that she is alive and on the other the challenge of everything that happened; the reinsertion after so long, no? “, reflects the teacher.
And he is sincere: “I don’t know if this girl wants to go back to La Paz… but both she and us, to some extent, we are going to have to reinvent ourselves emotionally to get ahead. ”
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