EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio - Police in Kansas City, Mo., have determined that the DNA taken from a woman in northeast Ohio does not match that of a child found decapitated in Kansas City, Action News' Paul Orlousky reported.
That revelation is welcome news for East Cleveland mother Gloria Wilson, but while it means that her daughter, Rilya Wilson, could still be alive, it also means that her nightmare continues.
"Somebody out there knows what's going on, and I pray to God that that little girl is not my daughter," Gloria had said of the possible link between her missing daughter and the decapitated child found in Missouri. "I pray to God, whoever has my daughter, they bring her back."
Gloria had run all of the scenarios through her head, including the one where her daughter was positively identified as the little girl found in Missouri. She now knows, however, that is not the case.
Gloria has spent countless hours on the telephone and has watched news reports detailing the police search for her child and for the woman who posed as a social worker and took Rilya from one of her caretakers in Florida.
The East Cleveland mother is now left with a simple plea.
"If anybody has any information, contact me, contact my mother, contact anybody, but please just find my little girl," Gloria said. "Bring my little girl back."
Gloria's focus is now on Miami, where the search for Rilya continues. Still, no one knows what happened to Rilya, and while Gloria's continued wait is a nightmare, at least she's not preparing for a funeral.