By Corey Poole
Alejandro and Rosa Zacarias are searching for their 22-year-old, who went missing in the Grand Canyon about 3 months ago. Family friends Elaine and Trish Miller joined in the support efforts by raising money to go toward continued search efforts. They also arranged a candlelight vigil on the banks of Cane River Saturday, July 9. NSU students, church members, Alliance employees and residents from the community gathered to release 22 balloons and say a few prayers for Diana’s safe return.
“We go to church with several ladies that taught Diane in school,” said Trish. “This family is known here in Natchitoches. They are devastated by not knowing where their daughter is. I just can’t even imagine the heartache they have of not knowing where their daughter is. We are going to support this family with everything we have.”
Trish has reached out to CNN, John Walsh and other media outlets across the country to try and spread the news about Diana’s disappearance.
“The question I ask myself is, if it were one of my children, grandchildren, my wife, or my brother, how far would I go,” said Trish. “Let me tell you, I would go to the ends of the earth. It is so heartbreaking to see families in these situations. But I am saying that God is here in this place at this time. But for the Zacarias, it is taking everything in them to hold to that and very understandable. They are clinging to God to pull them through this. We want the news to spread about Diana.”