US authorities are investigating the disappearance of a Portuguese immigrant last seen 35 years ago, in Fall River, Virginia, and are asking residents for help.
According to The Herald News, Clotilde Arruda Tremblay, known as “Claudette”, at the time of her disappearance in 1988, was 33 years old.
The Azores, from Sao Miguel Island, lived with her husband, Robert Tremblay, and their 8-year-old daughter, in Fall River, when she disappeared without trace.
Clotilde was a factory worker for F&F Braid, a company near her home.
The Bristol, Mass., attorney general’s office said in a statement that Clotilde’s disappearance was “considered suspicious.”
Her husband, Robert Tremblay, claimed Clotilde had abandoned him in 1988 and eloped with another man, but he did not report her disappearance to law enforcement. […]. Despite his statement, there has been no trace of Clotilde since that time.”
The authorities ensure that the Portuguese family never believed in the idea that they were going to run away with another man. “Clotilde was extremely close to her daughter and the theory that she disappeared voluntarily, leaving her daughter behind is not tenable,” the statement added.
The note from the Bristol Public Prosecutor’s Office concluded, “For these reasons and the circumstances surrounding her disappearance, Clotilde’s and Elgar’s relatives believe that something has happened to her.”
The police hope the community will work together to solve Clotilde’s mysterious disappearance.
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