Tonight, the Cleveland Division of Police has received official notification from the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office, that the victim found at 9412 Fuller Ave. has been positively identified as the missing juvenile, Alianna Defreeze.
This is an extremely difficult time for the family and loved ones of Alianna. We ask that you continue to respect their privacy and time of mourning.
Additional information regarding this case will be provided as it becomes available. Anyone with information is asked to contact Homicide investigators at 216-623-5464 or to call 9-1-1.
Anonymous information can be provided through CrimeStoppers by calling 216-25CRIME.
Officers from the Cleveland Division of Police have made notification to the family members of Alianna regarding this matter.
Police Seek Information in Case of Alianna Defreeze
$22,500 REWARD Offered
CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Division of Police is currently seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect in the case of missing 14 year old Alianna Defreeze. The Division of Police has partnered with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, other law enforcement agencies and Crimestoppers of Cuyahoga County, Inc. in this investigation.
Alianna was last seen on video surveillance on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at approximately 6:50 am exiting a Regional Transit Authority bus at E. 93rd Street and Kinsman Avenue. Alianna’s mother contacted police after being notified by the school that her daughter was not in attendance that day at approximately 4:15 pm.
On Sunday, January 29, 2017, officers were conducting sweeps and searches in the East 93rd Street and Kinsman area in an effort to locate the missing child. During a search of an abandoned home at 9412 Fuller Avenue, officers located the body of a deceased female. Although the victim found on Fuller Avenue has yet to be positively identified, the remains are consistent with the description of Alianna.
At the time of this release, law enforcement officers and agents are conducting sweeps of the neighborhood in which the homicide victim was found. In addition, officers will conduct knock and talk encounters with those who reside in the area. Anyone who was in the area of East 93rd Street and Kinsman Avenue at approximately 6:50 am, including residents, passing motorists or pedestrians, who may recall seeing Alianna is asked to contact law enforcement immediately.
A reward of $22,500.00 is offered through the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office and Crimestoppers of Cuyahoga County, Inc. for information leading to the successful identification and prosecution of the individual(s) responsible for the disappearance and possible homicide of Alianna Defreeze. Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to contact investigators at 216-623-5464 or Crimestoppers at 216-252-7463 (or text message: text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes 274637). Tips may be provided anonymously.
The Cleveland Division of Police would like your help in identifying suspects who are involved with several armed robberies that have occurred in the 5th District. The robberies took place between January 19th and January 21, 2017 at the:
- Dollar General at 7911 St. Clair. RMS# 17-019212.
- Family Dollar at E. 74 and St. Clair
- New Jumbo Chinese Restaurant RMS# 17-021984
- Aggravated Robbery/Motor Vehicle at 1045 E. 77th RMS #17-019221.
If anyone recognizes these males or has any information on these crimes, please contact Detective Donald A. Nuti #210 at the 5th District Detective Bureau (216) 623-2580
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CLEVELAND – Michael McGrath, Director of Public Safety for the City of Cleveland, has declared a Snow Emergency Parking Ban for the city of Cleveland effective at 9:00 a.m. on Monday January 30, 2017. As a result, stopping, standing, and parking of vehicles will be restricted and prohibited on City streets with posted red and white signs UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Parking is prohibited on designated Snow Emergency streets, which are identified as necessary for transportation, the movement of food and fuel supplies, medical care, fire, health and police protection and other vital facilities of the City. Significant snowfall can cause streets to become congested and un-passable.
Vehicles left parked in the roadway prevent snowplows from clearing streets, which can make driving down these streets impossible. The resultant bottlenecks and gridlock can hamper response by emergency vehicles.
For this reason, citizens are encouraged to avoid parking vehicles on all city streets to allow snow plows sufficient time to remove snow and ice from the roads.
A Message from the Family of Patrol Officer David Fahey
Losing David so suddenly was an enormous shock for our family and one that we’ve yet to fully process. While this is a terribly difficult time, we all take solace in the fact that we have had so much support, both from the community and David’s law enforcement family.
David was a man who was all about his family. He loved spending time with his many nephews and ‘Uncle Dave’ will be greatly missed. David loved the City of Cleveland and was a huge fan of Cleveland sports. He also loved all things surrounding technology and took great pride in his Irish heritage. David was a proud Veteran of the United States Navy and, above all, loved being a Cleveland Police Officer.
Although the coming days, weeks and months will be extremely difficult, we want to take the time to thank the community for this great outpouring of support. The sincere prayers are appreciated and the emotion attached to each and every one is palpable. It is with great pride that we can say that David will be forever honored, fondly remembered and dearly missed.