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Missing teacher investigation goes international

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Posted: Aug 3, 2011 9:29 AM by Michael Shingleton
Updated: Aug 3, 2011 9:29 AM
Source: WBRZ


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BATON ROUGE - The search for a missing Brusly High School foreign language teacher has gone international.

News agencies around the world have picked up the bizarre and mysterious disappearance of 51-year-old Sylviane Finck Lozada.

"Le Journal", a national news organization in Belgium picked up the story last week after learning how close it hits to home. Sylviane's family lives there.

Since then, they've aired multiple stories covering everything from Lozada's mysterious disappearance to the active investigation inside their Springlake home.

But the media blitz started on a Facebook page named "Help find Sylviane Finck, Oscar and Angelina Lozada". It was created days after she was reported missing by her friends. Social media has become the main source of information whether it be hearsay or un-confirmed reports.

On the page dozens more translate every post to French, Spanish and English in order to accommodate the tri-lingual surge of interest. Daily updates keep those concerned informed as the story gains more steam nationally.

Other cable networks like CNN, Nancy Grace and many others are now on board as the search continues. Many followers have sent requests to national news agencies while trying to get as much exposure as possible.

Even in Velezuela where Sylviane's husband Oscar and their five-year-old daughter Angelina are believed to be, newspapers have been contacted with flyers asking him, "Oscar, Where is your wife?" That's something authorities are wondering as well.

"We spoke with him over a week ago and over the past week detectives have not been able to make contact with him at this point," East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's spokesperson Casey Hicks said earlier this week.

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