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.