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Meet Our Speaker

Alicia Guerrero and her daughter Briana Valle

Alicia Guerrero is the mother of Briana Valle. When Briana was 13 years old, she met an older man, Erick Maya, through Facebook and ran away to Chicago to be with him.

Her parents convinced Briana to break off the relationship and even moved their family to Romeoville, but her ex-boyfriend became obsessive.

In February 2014, as Alicia was getting ready to drive Briana to school, Erick appeared in the driveway and shot both of them. Briana died from her injuries.

Alicia speaks out in order to keep her daughter’s memory alive, and to warn parents and teens about the dangers of online relationships.