Thirteen months after Evelin Valibayova disappeared from her Quincy apartment, the Norfolk district attorney’s office is asking the public for help in solving the mystery.
Valibayova was last seen on July 16, 2011, arriving at North Quincy Station on the Red Line following her shift at the Area 4 restaurant in Cambridge. Investigators determined that Valibayova made it to her apartment in North Quincy and had a phone conversation with a friend in another state.
Valibayova, a native of Azerbaijan, was supposed to video chat via Skype with her mother in Azerbaijan the next day but did not keep that appointment.
Valibayova has not used her bank or social media accounts since the date of her disappearance, nor has she contacted family or friends.
Investigators received information that some of Valibayova’s belongings, including a brown shoulder bag, wallet, papers, a cellphone, and her MBTA CharlieCard were dumped in the Dorchester/
Mattapan area after her disappearance, but most of the items have not been recovered.
Police are also looking to identify two men whose images were captured on surveillance cameras after Valibayova’s CharlieCard was used days later at a turnstile in the Ashmont MBTA station. Police hope that even if they are not directly involved in the disappearance, they may have helpful information.
District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey said Valibayova was moving out of her apartment, and, according to her friends, had planned to move into a sublet in the Allston-Brighton area. “That is one of the areas we need help to investigate further,” Morrissey said.
Billboards are going up in Quincy and other parts of the Boston area urging anyone who knew Valibayova to contact the police. Her disappearance was also the focus of a report on Fox25 News Tuesday night.
“Now we need those who knew her, but who have not yet spoken with police to come forward, or those who might have been in the Hodges Avenue area during the week of July 17,” Morrissey said.
“Talk to us if you saw or heard anything, even if you do not know how it might fit in with this disappearance.”Sarah N. Mattero can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.