LORAIN, Ohio (WJW)– Family members held a news conference on Friday regarding two young people last seen on Feb. 1.
Nathan Orona, 20, and Alaina Camacho, 18, were last seen on Feb. 1 at Orona’s apartment complex on Oneil Boulevard in Lorain. Camacho’s car, a gold 2004 Honda Accord with Ohio license plate GTD 9555, is also missing.
The family was joined with Lorain Councilman Rey Carrion at the Sacred Heart Chapel. Carrion said reports of sightings and requests for ransom are being investigated.
A search is planned for Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club on Pearl Avenue. The city-wide search will focus on alleys, abandoned properties, and the shorelines of the Black River.
“We will do everything that we can to assure that we have looked at every possible area in our city to assure that we find both Alaina and Nathan, without a doubt,” Carrion said.
The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office and the Cleveland Division of Police are handling the investigation, according to Carrion. Last month, national group Texas EquuSearch and Recovery joined the search.
“We’re asking we get some leads. And those leads bring us to bringing them back home,” said Albert Camacho, Alaina’s uncle. “I believe they are still out there alive.”
“She’s a good girl, tough girl… No reason for her or Nathan, no reason for them to be going through this. They weren’t in trouble with anybody that I know of.” Camacho said Alaina and Nathan are good friends.
Anyone with information should call Cleveland police at 216623-5400, the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office at 440-329-3709 or Texas EquuSearch at 281-309-9500.