REYA LUNETTA – RECOVERED!

REYA LUNETTA

Reya Lunetta has been recovered!  Thank you to all of those who followed her case and helped to bring her home safely.  Please read below for the full story.

WELCOME HOME REYA!

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Lights For Reya Lunetta Flier

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Reya Lunetta - Age Progressed to 10 Years Old

Reya Lunetta – Age Progressed to 10 Years Old

Reya Lunetta

Reya Lunetta

Reya Lunetta

Date of Birth: June 19, 2001

White Female

Height: 2’6”     Weight: 30 lbs

Hair: Lt. Brown     Eyes: Blue

Missing: January 28, 2002     From: Los Angeles, CA

Alias First Name: Hira

Distinguishing Features: She has a brown-coloured birthmark on the sole of her foot and a red-coloured birthmark on the back of her head.

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Reya was abducted by her non-custodial mother, Camilla Lunetta.  A felony warrant was issued for Lunetta on August 1, 2002 and an FBI warrant for Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution was issued for her on February 26, 2002.

Reya and Brozzi Lunetta

Reya and Brozzi Lunetta

Camilla and Reya are known to have travelled to Camilla’s native Norway after the abduction.  In August 2003, they moved to Perth, Australia, but fled that location in February 2004.  Camilla and Reya may be living in Australia’s eastern states, but their exact whereabouts are unknown.  They could have also left Australia altogether.

Reya’s father has applied for her return to the United States under the international civil treaty; The Hague Convention on the Aspects of International Child Abduction, which both the US and Australia have signed.  Australian officials are trying to uncover Reya’s location so they can return her to her father, as the treaty dictates they must.

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UPDATE – In April of 2013, Reya Lunetta was located and reunited with her father in Sydney, Australia.  The joyful reunion after being apart for a decade was an emotional one, it also prompted a series of events that confused most, and brought forth more questions than answers.

Brozzi Lunetta

Brozzi Lunetta

After Brozzi Lunetta was reunited with his daughter, he went into hiding with Reya and her mother/abductor, Camilla Ellefsen Lunetta.  Brozzi, now residing in Norway, where his ex-wife is a Norwegian citizen, released a statement saying “We’re basically hiding from any kind of police action and trying to find some way to get them safely back to Norway and get them into some sort of protection from the Norwegian government.  Right now we’re still in the Sydney area.  They’re safe and very close by.  Camilla is a Norwegian citizen who we’re trying to stop from going to prison in America (where Reya was abducted) and have her returned to her own country.”  He went on to further state, “Camilla’s very worried and fearful, she wants to just disappear with her people and have them try to get her out (of Australia) on a fake passport or something.”

Reya Lunetta and Camille Ellefsen - April 2013

Reya Lunetta and Camille Ellefsen – April 2013

It was reported that Channel Seven paid for Bozzi’s flights and accommodations during his trip to be reunited with his daughter, but they have not responded as to whether they were also paying for Camilla’s accommodations.  They stated “Nobody is being hidden, they are acting of their own free will.  We are under no obligation to report this matter to authorities.  Both parents have indicated to us that they want to deal solely with the Norwegian Embassy.”  Despite their claims that “no one is being hidden”, Brozzi released a statement saying the complete opposite when he stated “I’m absolutely completely hiding from authorities right now.  No one knows where I’m at.  We’re praying the consulate will be open tomorrow because to hide for three or four days will be impossible.  We just need to get through another 24 hours and tomorrow we can get the Norwegian Government and the Australian Government on the same page as to what’s best for the child.”  When commenting on his ex-wife’s current situation he claimed “I’ve said all along, I don’t want Camilla to go to jail and that’s what she’s facing now.  There’s an election coming up in Australia and does the government really want to see another kid taken away by the AFP screaming and crying?  I don’t think so.”  He went to further state “I offered her that if we can get them to Norway she will have primary custody.  I don’t want my daughter to see her mom taken away in handcuffs.  That’s what I’m trying to avoid.”  I wonder if he thinks the chance, which he himself admits to be a real concern, that Camilla will simply take Reya and run again is better for the child.  According to Brozzi, “Camilla has been running this show underground for the last 10 years.  She thought she’d be able to get out of here without me finding her, but I’ve found her.  Given the situation she’s in she knows she doesn’t have the leverage she used to have.”

Reya Lunetta

Reya Lunetta

It is at the part in this tale where I lose all respect for Brozzi, and can’t believe either of these two should be parenting at all.  In all his wisdom, Brozzi made a FaceBook status reading “EVERYBODY PLEASE READ – I am with Camilla and Reya, literally hiding them from the potential arrest and extradition back to California for a prison sentence for felony kidnapping.  We have been trying for hours to get the Norwegian government to intervene, work with the Aussies to deport back to Norway for the visa violation.  But the Norwegian Government has been unwilling to do a fucking thing.  If you are in Norway, PLEASE put pressure on the authorities to Help This Child, my daughter.”  Excuse me while I bang my head into a wall a couple hundred times.

I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that only a few days later, Camilla and Reya were issued emergency passports and allowed to leave Australia to go to Norway.

Reya Lunetta and Camilla Ellefsen Lunetta - April 2013

Reya Lunetta and Camilla Ellefsen Lunetta – April 2013

I can’t even pretend to begin to imagine what the hell is going through Brozzi`s mind while he is protecting the same woman that kept his own daughter from him for 10 years.  I usually like to with hold my opinion in the cases of reunification with a parent after more than a decade apart, but I cannot bite my tongue this time.  I have to ask how much money has been spent in the last 10 years working towards locating Camilla and Reya and holding Camilla accountable for abducting her daughter.  I think it is exceptionally inappropriate for Brozzi to protect the same woman that he has been fighting to find for the past decade.  If he wants to sweep this all under the rug, then I say feel free to let him, but send him the bill of what this case has cost all governments and parties involved, and should Camilla take Reya and run again, he should not have the right to request help from anyone, in any manner.  This just makes me livid.  There are parents out there that would give their life to have their child brought home and the person responsible for their disappearance brought to justice.  He is making a mockery of every government and organization that dedicated hundreds of hours to locating his daughter, and he needs to be held accountable for this, just as Camilla needs to be held accountable for Reya’s abduction.  The more this man talks, the angrier I get, and maybe that is because we have followed Reya`s case from the beginning, doing all we could to distribute information of her case, and always being empathetic to a father who had is only daughter ripped away from him.  I suppose you could say there is a sense of betrayal, and a sense of feeling foolish for being tricked into devoting so much time and having made such an emotional investment in bringing Reya home, and seeing that Camilla was being held accountable.  What Brozzi is trying to do goes against absolutely everything that missing child organizations strive to do.  We want to see missing and abducted children come home, and those who are responsible for their disappearance brought to justice, sending a strong message that we will no longer stand aside and allow these people to hold these children hostage emotionally and mentally.  What is happening here is not OK, and there is a little girl caught in the middle that is being pushed aside because of the controversy her parents are causing.

Reya Lunetta with parents, Brozzi Lunietta and Camilla Ellefsen

Reya Lunetta with parents, Brozzi Lunietta and Camilla Ellefsen

This story goes around and around, filled with drama, lies and attention seeking behaviour.  Brozzi calls Camilla great mom for raising Reya the way she was raised while being on the run for 10 years, and Camilla is excited to return to Norway to pursue her music career.  I’m sure the publicity this case has garnered will get plenty of attention for her career.  I am just at a loss for words right now, I can’t begin to express my frustration with the ‘adults’ in the case, and more importantly, what this is teaching Reya.  This little girl has been forced to live a life of secrets and lies, never truly knowing who she is.  After 10 years of living this way, it’s almost a guarantee that she truly believes this is an acceptable way to live her life, and that is where we are failing her.  Someone needs to guide and slowly work with Reya so that she can begin to understand everything that she has been through, and how she can begin to live her life for her, in a way where she never needs to hide from someone again.

I am happy to see a father and daughter reunited, but I am equally concerned that this reunification is filled with more harm than good given the way in which it has been handled.

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Camilla Lunetta

Camilla Lunetta

Camilla Lunetta

Date of Birth: December 2, 1973

White Female

Height: 5’8”     Weight: 130 lbs

Hair: Brown     Eyes: Blue

Alias Name: Zelma Ellefsen

Alias DOB: December 2, 1974

Distinguishing Features: She has a tattoo of her own profile on her right shoulder blade and a birthmark on her left forearm.  One of her front teeth is slightly chipped.

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If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Reya Lunetta, please immediately contact the Los Angeles Police Department at:

1-213-485-4302

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The National Center For Missing & Exploited Children at:

1-800-843-5678

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~ by LTWH on February 27, 2012.

One Response to “REYA LUNETTA – RECOVERED!”

  1. Did it ever occur to you that since the father resides in Norway,the child’s mother is Norwegian,and the child herself has Norwegian Citizenship then this is a Norwegian rather than an American child,so the father wanted to see the child returned to her REAL homeland,which would be Norway not the United States? Yes,as far as I can tell at least, the kid was born in Los Angeles, but there are plenty of such children born in the United States to foreign national parents,so really have no ties to the country and are much more so at home abroad. Keeping that thought in mind,you and others DID help bring the child home to where by culture and nationality she belongs, Norway. So how were your services misused if the child was successfully repatriated to her true homeland with the blessings of both parents, and now lives in her own country with access to both parents as the Convention of Children’s Rights dictates?

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