Its Been Three Weeks Since Aliayah Lunsford Went Missing … Investigators Say, “It’s Hard To Believe She Could Still Be Alive”
Aliayah Lunsford Still Missing …
It has been three weeks since 3 year old Aliayah Lunsford went missing. The mother of missing Aliayah Lunsford, Lena Lunsford, told police she’d checked on her daughter around 6:30 AM Saturday, then discovered her missing three hours later. Numerous searches have failed to produce any solid clues or missing Aliayah Lunsford.
In a press conference Friday night, 10/14/11, investigators said that it’s hard to believe this little girl could still be alive. They also went on to say that one than one person could be involved in Aliayah Lunsford’s disappearance as it was either a murder, a conceivable or an abduction. However, they also said that parents in the area have no reason to fear it might happen again to one of their own. Hmm? So why would investigators think there was an abduction, but no one else should fear for their children? Why would this family have been the only target or do investigators suspect the crime was committed by a family member?
Members of the FBI, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department and the Weston Detachment of WVSP are looking over various surveillance videos, trying to piece together Aliayah’s disappearance.
No one will say whether or not Aliayah sis seen in these videos or where they’re from.
Investigators say it’s helped them narrow down the persons of interest list, and confirms the thoughts that it’s either a murder, a concealment or an abduction.
One or more people may be involved in her disappearance and they could face a variety of charges.
The FBI says that there is limited hope that Aliayah Lunsford is still alive.
But now, almost three weeks into the search for Aliayah, the FBI has its doubts.
“We’re operating under the assumption that there’s limited hope she’s alive,” Special Agent Jeff Killeen said.
The investigative team includes federal, state and county law enforcement. Killeen said investigators are working 13 hours every day. The team is using enhancement technology to analyze videos and pictures taken from homes and businesses in south Weston, Killeen said.
Investigators still consider kidnapping, concealment or homicide the three main scenarios explaining what happened to Aliayah, Killeen said. He said they are dealing with both state and federal crimes. But parents in the area have no reason to fear it might happen again to one of their own, he added.
The family released a VIDEO of baby Aliayah in hopes of keeping the case visible and in the spot light.
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