Ohio missing girls case giving hope to Houston families

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HOUSTON, TX – The remarkable story of the three Ohio girls found after being missing for nearly a decade is giving renewed hope to other missing person’s cases.

One of them hits very close to home.

Many Houstonians remember Laura Ayala. She disappeared on March 10, 2002 when she was just 13-years-old.

That night, Laura is said to have walked to the Broadway convenience store, which is less than 100 feet from where she lived with her mom at the apartments on Serita Street in southeast Houston.

She was never heard from again.

Joel Perex remembers when Laura went missing. He said, “I know everybody was scared that day. Being precaution with all the girls around here, make sure they’re you know have somebody with them cause it was pretty scary that day.”

Leads have turned up little, although Laura’s case is still open.

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