Tonawanda News — There’s really no way to know whether Margarita Castillo would have gone to the police about her missing daughter had she been in possession of both legal status and fluency in English.
Who can say why anyone does what they do? Human nature is occasionally predictable but frequently a mystery. And no amount of cultural attribution can predict or prevent misdeeds and lost potential among any racial or ethnic group.
Unfortunately, as it seems to be the case here, sometimes a tragedy, though it was a horrific murder, is only that.
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