Family of Diana Alvarez to make statement Wednesday

Posted at 8:13 AM, Jun 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-15 14:45:23-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The parents of a 9-year-old Southwest Florida girl who's been missing for weeks now are speaking out Wednesday.

Diana Alvarez went missing early in the morning from her San Carlos Park home on May 29th.

The lawyer representing the family of Diana is now telling us after meetings with the Lee County Sheriff's Office they would like to make a statement to the media.  The press conference will be held outside the family attorney's office at 2:30 PM Wednesday.


Most recently the family has expressed frustration to Fox 4 about the lack of communication they're getting from law enforcement on the investigation.  The family is aware investigators have searched an area in Central Florida where they believe the suspected kidnapper, Jorge Guerrero, took her.

But the family says they'd like investigators to do a better job at keeping them posted, and to let them know what they're doing next and why.  "As the family, I feel like we're owed at least that much. Not to find everything through social media," says cousin Nancy Martinez.

Jorge Guerrero, the man Lee County investigators have focused on during their search, is being held at the Lee County Jail without bond on federal charges for the possession of child pornography.

We're also told a translator will be present at the press conference, as the family speaks limited English.