Investigation into missing East Boston woman leads police to Somerville

SOMERVILLE, Mass — Two days after the Latino community pressured police to do more to find 41-year-old Reina Morales Rojas, they searched a home on Alston Street in Somerville.

Police say the neighborhood on Alston Street is the last place where Rojas was seen two months ago. Boston 25 News knocked on the door of the home MSP searched,  but no one came to the door. Neighbors say the neighborhood is usually a quiet one.

“This is generally a really safe neighborhood, and it is a pretty safe area to live so it is surprising to hear and awful obviously,” says neighbor, Saumya Sankhavaram.

Lucy Pineda is the executive director of “Latinos Unidos en Massachusetts.” She also organized a vigil for Rojas on Tuesday. She’s fighting for her disappearance to be taken just as seriously as other missing women in Massachusetts.

“We want to see actions. I feel that she is alive and if she is alive, she is going to have everything from us. All the support from us,” says Pineda.

Boston Police admit they should not have waited more than a month to share about Rojas disappearance, but say they started searching for her as soon as she was reported missing.

“We love you; we want you to come back home again with your family and now you have another family a huge family the Latino community,” says Pineda.

Police aren’t saying if they have any suspects connected to Rojas disappearance.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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