Unsolved Murder: Family Seeks Justice For Slain Grandfather

Posted at 9:21 PM, Jun 07, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-07 22:33:08-04

MUSKEGON Co., Mich — Shortly after Alvaro Loera’s murder, a reward flyer was posted inside The Flaming II Restaurant.

It offers $5,000 to anyone who can help catch his killer, and the offer still stands. The murder happened on April 27, 2012, at Loera’s home on Waalkes Street.

“We would have thought somebody would have came forward and said something by now. Personally to me, I think it was somebody that knew him, knew him well,” Corrina Loera, Alvaro’s daughter, said.

She said her daughter found Alvaro beaten to death in his home.

“I try to get her to open up to me, but she won’t,” Corrina said.

Police found no signs of forced entry into the home.

“It was an overkill. He didn’t have to die like he did, and they just went in and took his life like he was nothing,” Corrina said.

However, Alvaro Loera, known to many as ‘Uncle Al’, left a legacy. His family still works inside The Flamingo II Restaurant, which he founded decades ago. His pictures hang throughout, including the reward poster on the frontdoor.

“We talk about him all the time. Me and my kids, we talk about him all the time. Sometimes I even forget that he’s not here, because we talk abouthim,” Corrina said.

She said the family has been in contact with detectives from the Michigan State Police who are handling the case.

“I think they’re doing all they can. I really do,” she said.

They’re still investigating, but so far there have been no arrests.

“Oh, they’ll be caught, they’ll be caught. I don’t think this is going to be a cold case. I really don’t. I really really don’t. I feel that in myheart,” she said.

If you have any information regarding Alvaro Loera’s murder, call Silent Observer at 231-72-CRIME