‘I just want her back already’: Missing Boston woman’s family searching for answers

BOSTON — The family of a missing Boston woman is desperate for answers in her disappearance.

Alenny Matos was last seen at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 25, 2020, in the area of her 79 Spencer Street apartment in Dorchester. According to family members, she hasn’t contacted them and her phone has been turned off since that night, something that is very out of character for her.

At that time, Matos was on her way to 21 Bullard Street to meet up with someone, but never made it there.

The following Monday, she didn’t show up to meet with her 14-year-old son. Matos, her family says, usually calls her parents every day to check in on them, but no one has heard from her since her disappearance.

For nearly three weeks, the Avalo family hasn’t slept wondering where Matos could have gone.

“Every day that passes we can’t help but think the worst,” said Maria Avalo, Matos’ sister. “We have no hope, no nothing, we haven’t heard anything from anyone. It’s frustrating, sometimes I try to tell people put yourself in our shoes. It’s hard.”

While police have posted a missing person alert, the family has been searching on their own.

“We don’t care where we have to go, what we have to do to get her back, the whole point is just getting her back,” said Avalo.

The have been posting flyers all across Boston, Lawrence and Providence, places they say she would frequent.

Matos is described as a White-Hispanic female at 5-foot-5-inches with a medium build, black hair and scars around both eyes.

“It just doesn’t make sense, I’ve never gone this long without talking to my sister,” said Avalo. “I just want her back already."

Editor’s Note: The age of Alleny Matos is unknown at this time. While information released by police says she is 38 years old, her sister says she is 39.

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