By Mary O’KEEFE
This has been a difficult holiday season for the family of missing mother and daughter Megan (Ganajian) Dipiazza, 33. They continue to scourer Facebook, call friends and have the Glendale Police Dept. on speed dial in their effort to find Megan.
Megan went missing on Nov. 11 after an argument with her husband Sal. The couple was having marital issues and had recently separated. Glendale police reported finding a note in her apartment that appeared to say goodbye to her family but stepfather Bob Alexander and mother Sue have said that the note was not written recently.
GPD has listed Megan as a voluntary missing person, meaning she chose to leave, but her parents do not agree with that conclusion.
“This isn’t her,” Bob said. “She wouldn’t just leave.”
As an example of why they think that, Sue told of Megan’s visit to a local market the day she disappeared.
“She went to the grocery store and rented a video,” Sue said. To them that doesn’t sound like a person who is planning to leave. In addition, Megan left with little money and to date her credit cards have not been accessed.
After separating from her husband, Megan had rented an apartment in north Glendale. Until then they had lived together with Sal’s teenage daughter from a previous relationship and the couple’s 5-year-old son. Megan had been over to Sal’s home just before she went missing. According to Sal, they had an argument but nothing indicated she would be so upset as to leave without telling anyone. Because his daughter was present during the argument, Sal said he told Megan they would continue the discussion later. That was the last time he saw her.
GPD has said Megan’s husband and family are cooperating in the investigation but Bob and Sue are frustrated with the progression of the investigation.
“Her car hasn’t been found. Her ATM hasn’t been used. She just disappeared,” Sue said.
“How can anyone in this day of [social networking] just disappear?” Bob asked.
Megan grew up in the area. She is a Crescenta Valley High School graduate. She has a job that her family said she loved in La Cañada Flintridge.
Glendale police reported she had suffered from depression in the past.
Anyone who has any information is asked to contact Sgt. Jeff Newton at (818) 548-3987 or (818) 548-4840. Megan’s vehicle is a 2013 gray Toyota Scion, the plate number is 6XJR885, but it may not have any plates on it. She is described as 33 years old with blonde hair and green eyes, is 5’6” tall and weighs about 122 pounds.