Cleveland police still searching for missing teen who disappeared after catching bus to school

Published: Jan. 29, 2017 at 6:35 PM EST
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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Cleveland police are still searching for a missing 14-year-old girl who disappeared after catching a bus to school.

Alianna DeFreeze was last seen Thursday around 6:40 a.m. at the RTA bus stop on E. 147th Street and Kinsman Avenue.

Her mother said she watched Alianna get on the bus that took her to 93rd and Kinsman where she boards a second bus route that takes her to school.

DeFreeze is a 7th grader at East Prep Woodland Hills.

Police told her family that neighborhood surveillance video shows she got off the first bus, but there's no record of her boarding the second.

DeFreeze's aunt, Ariel Bell, said she never made it to school.

"She's never done this ever before. She's not known to run away. She's never run away, she's never been in any type of trouble. There's no reason for her to run away from home so this is very unlike her," said Bell.

DeFreeze was last seen wearing black pants, a black sweater, brown coat with tan fur on the hood and pink headphones. She has a purple and black backpack. She has brown eyes, black hair, is 5 foot 2 and 116 pounds.

Bell says when they call DeFreeze's phone it goes straight to voicemail as if it's been powered off.

"We're staying in prayer we're staying together, and were staying hopeful. We're not rushing to any conclusions, and we're being vigilant. We're not going to give up looking for her we're out there day and night," added Bell.

The family has filed a missing person's report. They say DeFreeze has asthma.

If you have any information on DeFreeze's whereabouts, call police at 216-623-3138.

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