CLOSE

Wytonya and Damon DeFreeze were filled with emotion, as they stood in front of the vacant Fuller Avenue home, where the the body of their 14-year-old daughter Alianna was found more than two weeks ago.

The couple believes the City of Cleveland needs to do more to keep track of vacant, condemned, potentially hazardous homes.

The body of the Cleveland teen was found just a few days after she was reported missing late last month.

Christopher Whitaker is accused of kidnapping and killing Alianna DeFreeze January 26 and taking her to a home, located at 9412 Fuller Avenue.

The DeFreeze family told News 5 exclusively it believes Cleveland’s Department of Building and Housing could have kept closer tabs on the homeowner, forcing him to keep the vacant home more secure.

A homeowner Cuyahoga County records indicate owes some $3,000 in back taxes and is running a property which is filled with code violations.

“I’m angry, I’m hurt, because it should have never happened,” said Wytonya DeFeeze.

CLICK HERE to read story

source: News5.com

Also On Praise Cleveland:
Kierra Sheard Shares Engagement Photos
5 photos