(13 On Your Side) – The family of the woman who went missing two years ago in Panama
speaks to 13 On Your Side, just days after federal officials identified remains
found on a small island as those of Yvonne Baldelli.
sister is a public radio host at Arizona
right here in Yuma.
says her family can finally begin to get some closure.
she says she won't be at peace until her sister's accused killer is convicted
for her murder.
been two long years since Michelle Faust last heard news on her sister's
whereabouts after she went missing in Panama in November 2011.
on Wednesday she finally got some answers.
couple of months before her disappearance, Yvonne Baldelli moved to Isla
Caranero, an island off the coast of Panama with her then-boyfriend
says when her sister first moved to Panama, she always kept in touch
with the family.
after November 2011, around the same time that she went missing, they stopped
receiving calls from her—they only got emails.
Panamanian officials declared Baldelli's disappearance a murder, the FBI was
building a case against Brimager for lying to authorities.
in December 2012, a grandy jury indicted him on 10 cuonts of obstruction of
justice and one count for lying to a federal officer.
was arraigned in June.
now, Faust says it gives her some relief to know her sister can finally receive
a proper burial.
Baldelli's family remembers their loved one as a generous and caring uhman
being that didn't deserve such a tragic death.
remains behind bars on no bond.
be back in court in November in connection to the indictment in the U.S.
for lying to federal investigators.
also awaiting extradition to Panama
where he will be prosecuted for the murder of Baldelli.
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