Malvar, 17 Years Old - Marie had just
moved out of her parents' house. She wore a long black coat, purple
shirt and blue jeans.
to disco dance.
a waitress in a restaurant her father owned. She was friendly and
trusting with customers.
1983, Marie Malvar's boyfriend and
pimp, Robert Woods, was watching as Malyar, waiting for a trick,
stood at a bus stop near South 216th & Pacific Highway South.
He watched as she got into a pickup truck. "It had a primer spot
up by the tailgate, up by the back wheel, from what I remember,"
Woods said. "The way he sped up on her was what caught my eye more
than anything." Johns always drove away slow, he said. He pulled
up to the truck and saw Marie. He could see they were arguing. "All
I seen was a lot of hand movements. Yea, a lot of hand movements.
I don't know if she was talking fast, if she was hysterical or what."
Woods lost the trail at an intersection.
searched areas frequented by prostitutes for months. He hopes that
Ridgway will divulge the whereabouts of his daughter.
Malvar blames himself
for her disappearance he wishes had watched his daughter more closely.
He worked 2 jobs to raise six children.
He keeps her picture
in his wallet. Malvar celebrates his daughter's birthday every August
with a piece of cake.
He isn't giving up hope.
"Deep in my
heart, I know she's still alive," he said. "She's out
there. I never give up, until they find her body."
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