Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Cynthia was last seen on November 20, 2004 in Oakland, California. Witnesses said the last time they saw Alonzo was when she was getting into her boyfriend, Eric Mora's blue Mercedes, outside her apartment on Martin Luther King Way in West Oakland. Since that day, no one has heard from Alonzo even though she had a habit of speaking to at least one of her five children and her mother daily. Alonzo's welfare account has also been untouched despite her months-long practice of cleaning out the cash account just hours after it was reloaded every month.
Cynthia failed to show up for her family's Thanksgiving dinner in San Francisco on November 25, 2004.
Alonzo had a troubled past, dotted with prostitution busts and drug use. Mora had been dating Alonzo for about a year before her disappearance. According to Alonzo's family, the relationship appeared good until the fall of 2004 when Alonzo began to voice frustration and began to talk of splitting up.
Although Alonzo's body hasn't been found, prosecutors charged Eric Mora, a married man, with murdering her because her blood was recovered from his house in the 6200 block of Brookside Drive in Oakland. He had multiple scratches on his hands after she disappeared. Mora has routinely changed his statements in regards to the last time he saw Alonzo, first saying it was at least two weeks before Thanksgiving then saying he dropped her off near a West Oakland drug corner two days before the holiday.
In 2012 Mora was found guilty of second-degree murder for killing Cynthia and was sent to prison Monday for 15 years to life. Through his attorneys, Mora has denied involvement in the killing but he chose not to testify during his trial.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Oakland Police Department
California Department of Justice
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