Community members keep search alive for Cape Coral woman

Reporter: Gail Levy Writer: Jack Lowenstein
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Friends of a missing woman in Southwest Florida hope to get some closure.

Lauren Dumolo disappeared in Cape Coral in 2020. Wednesday, her friends and Cape Coral Police Department hosted a walk and candlelight vigil on National Missing Person’s Day.

They are urging people to come forward with any information they have about Dumolo’s whereabouts or anyone else who has disappeared.

Nationally, 2,300 people go missing each day. While Dumolo is still missing, the community says they won’t stop fighting to bring her home.

Everyone has a friend, parent, sibling, child or coworker you see every day. No one expects them to mysteriously disappear like in Lauren Dumolo’s case.

“One day is too long for someone is missing. It’s just heartbreaking,” Danielle Langevin said. “So this amount of time that has passed where we don’t have many answers, it’s super frustrating.”

Langevin is among community members who are working hard to keep Dumolo at the front of people’s minds.

She hopes Wednesday night’s candlelight vigil pushes someone to come forward with more information.

“We’re not giving up hope, and you know to people who are responsible, and we just need to find that piece,” Langevin said. “We need people to come forward, which they have been, and we know that it’s just a matter of time until she’s brought home and justice is served.”

CCPD Det. Nick Malone says his crews are searching.

“The entire major crimes unit of Cape Coral has been involved,” Malone said. “We have completed multiple interviews on people. We have interviewed people of interest over and over again.”

They are asking for the community’s help to bring answers to Lauren’s friends, family and the people who joined in on the search for her.

“It’s tough. It’s tough not to have the answers that we want at this point, investigating it for this long,” Malone said. “But we’re always hopeful that something may pan out, and we might get some good information.”

Community members say another event is planned for Lauren Dumolo soon. Langevin says events like this really do push people to come forward.

“It’s really important to keep her face out there and to let everyone know that we’re not giving up,” Langevin said.

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