Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Very sad time

Well, my niece was killed Sunday morning. She was 19 years old and would have turned 20 this Thursday. She had been in a long fight with drugs and prostitution.

She had just got out of jail 3 weeks ago and was living in a house with her boyfriend but, her dad, my brother in law thought he was her pimp. She would never admit it and my sister, who is her step mom and my brother in law hadn't heard from her since she went to jail in January. She lived in Michigan and my sister lives in Montana. My sister had been trying to get her to move to Montana with them so, she could get her life together for herself and her 1 year old baby. She refused and when the baby was 2 months old DfAC's took her. After this Emily, my niece, fell deeper into drugs and this is when we think she started prostituting herself.

On Sunday morning, a fire was set in her house. Her boyfriend got out and nobody else was their but, Emily did not get out. The fire is ruled as suspicious and so, is her death. They had to do a DNA test to confirm identity and are doing an autopsy to find out her cause of death.

Her boyfriend told police that she had angered a john and he threatened to kill her but, said john is no where to be found. Her boyfriend also, said that when he smelled the smoke he felt for her on the bed and she wasn't there so, he just left the house. I find this hard to believe and feel that they killed her.

I was not too close to Emily. She was my step niece and was not around too much. She lived with my sister from the age of 10 until about 14. After that, she went to live with her mom in Michigan. So, we never really seen her.

I am upset for my sister, she loved that baby like her daughter and now, she has to tell her goodbye. My sister is having a hard time with her husband. It really hasn't hit him that his only child is gone and she is worried about what will happen when it hits him. He had a problem with drugs but, has been clean for 3 years and she is scared this will make him slide. Also, he refuses to go to Michigan to the memorial service. He said that he is scared of what he will do to her "friends" when h3e gets there. I told her that who ever took Em's life will pay for what he/ she did but, he doesn't need to let them take his life also. They are not worth goign to prison for, this is why he won't go. I am worried about him, he will regret not going in a few years and that will eat away at him.

My sister is distraught and I don't know what to say to her, I can't go because, I don't have the funds to go all the way to Michigan. I hate it and I wish I could do something but, I do not know what to do. As I said, I wasnt too close to her but, I did know her and I cared for her alot.

I ask of your prayers for her soul, my sister, her husband, and Em's baby girl. Also, please pray that the police find out who did this and this person pays for what they did.

Rest in Peace Emily Moñoz


  1. Oh, what a tragic story! I think it might be better for your BIL to avoid the memorial service if he feel that anxious about being able to handle it. Better to stay home and find another way to remember Emily that will be better for him, and maybe more personal. I wish all of you the strength to get through this difficult time, and I hope for a speedy resolution to the criminal case.

  2. How sad. I will definetly keep them in my prayers and I hope the truth comes out.

  3. This is horrible. I'm so for your family's loss. My prayers definitely go out to all the above.