I remember it like it was yesterday. My better half comes in the room to tell me the Facebook page I had created for Prisma Reyes had been set ablaze with comments and questions about an incident at a Walmart, not too far from where Prisma went missing.
I started reading comments, messages and facebook posts explaining how a young woman had been seen running from a vehicle towards the front of the parking lot, into the Walmart.
The woman had allegedly been abducted anywhere from days to months prior but luckily, at some point, this woman had escaped and fled for a crowd of people at the local shopping centre, from the back of the parking lot. A man had taken to social media to share his experience of this event. People started asking him questions and posting pictures of Prisma on his Facebook status to see if the woman even remotely resembled Prisma. At one point, It was said she did in fact resemble Prisma and may have even been missing since April, when Prisma went missing. Well, In true "me fashion" I got to work trying to determine whether or not this female was in fact Prisma.
After realizing her family hadn't posted anything on Facebook or other social media sites about anything of the such, I reached out to her step father, Dan Fuchs to see if I could be of any assistance to him and his family during this time. Although Dan is technically her step dad, Dan was dad to Prisma and the only father she has ever known.
To make a long story well not so short, the family hadn't heard anything about what I've now dubbed as the "Walmart incident". After three long, agonizing days of speculation and conflicting information, it was finally determined this woman was not Prisma. Her mother, Lilia, had to ultimately go down to the station to finally confirm once and for all.
Needless to say, something that started out as me just trying to help raise awareness for Prisma’s disappearance, has now turned into so much more than that. There's absolutely no way I could just let my experience and past career in private Investigations go to waste when there is a family literally begging for answers. That's just not who I am.
At this point, I almost feel it’s my duty to bring Prisma home for her family, especially her young son.
Speaking of Prisma’s son, I’ve also been speaking with Prisma's ex and this child's father as well. This might catch some of you off guard, but I have to say, I was quite surprised by the tone of our conversations and how he at least seems very willing to try to help provide any information he thinks may be beneficial in finding Prisma. I know there has been a lot of speculation in regards to him, but we’ll go into this a lot more in detail a later time. Let's just say, he has provided my investigative partner with court documents and records even proving some of what he says. So, for the meantime, can we just give the guy a break? If nothing else, please do it for their son.
Believe me, there are PLENTY of other potential persons of interest that come to mind when working through this case. They should keep all the sleuths busy in the meantime. There's plenty of twists and turns to go around.
For example; her ex she met at E Bar and the fact that he allegedly gave a fake name that day at the bar, while with Prisma? We already know they had an on again off again, volatile, relationship.
In my eyes, this guy is basically the PERFECT fall guy or….well…. that's a whole episode in itself unfortunately. So more on that later..
Not to mention, the little known fact that Prisma's 2017 Jeep wasn't in her name. It was actually in the name of someone else. Another guy, at that. We've just recently obtained this information, so we are still trying to figure out how this man might play into things, or even Prisma's life, at this point. I can tell you this though, most of the people in Prisma's life, don't even know this man exists.
Unfortunately, there's more bad than good in this disappearance, but I digress.
Anyway, some of Prisma’s family and friends have become an extended branch of my very own family. I've also met the other half of my investigation team through Prisma's disappearance. Together, we plug away, little by little, day after day, and week after week.
To this very day, we continue to:
Analyze and review:
Missing Persons Reports
Cell Phone and social media data
in addition to...
turning in credible tips including those discovered by our team
putting in countless records requests, fighting those denials
and much more
Unfortunately, 15 months later, we still have very few answers and although we've been able to fill in some of the blanks on her last days, hours and even minutes, we still have so many questions.
When we were initially denied our FOIA request a few months back, we really started to dig that much more, to discover the answers we knew we needed, but were going to be near impossible to obtain from law enforcement.
We continue to discover new clues and leads every week. We are also doing all we can to assist the family in obtaining the answers they rightfully deserve.
Don't they say something like if you want to bring attention to something, you have to make a lot of noise? Well cue the choir because we’re about to start singing and we need your help.
As of the recording of this podcast, Prisma Denisse Peralta Reyes is still missing. To date, no one has ever been arrested or further held accountable for Prisma's Disappearance. With that being said, we continue to seek information on Prisma's whereabouts and the answers her loved ones deserve.
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Help solve the Disappearance of Prisma Reyes by searching for @findprisma on Facebook.
If you know any information on Prisma's Disappearance and/or those involved, please contact: Mesquite PD, Detective Barrett and/or Crime Stoppers.