Alianna DeFreeze

via Wkyc: 14-year-old Alianna DeFreeze was brutally kidnapped and tortured while on her way to school in January 2017. Since her untimely death, her family has worked diligently to keep her legacy alive. Now, In 2019, Alianna’s legacy will continue in the form of a book. Her father, Damon DeFreeze, told WKYC that a book in […]

via News5: The parents of Alianna DeFreeze—the 14-year-old girl who was lured away from a bus stop by a convicted sex offender and later found dead inside an abandoned home— have filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The lawsuit names the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, E Prep and Village Prep Woodland Hills, the City of Cleveland, […]

via Wkyc: Graduation is an emotional time. For the family of Aliana DeFreeze, it is especially hard, since she was supposed to graduate this year. On Friday, her school, E-Prep & Village Prep Woodland Hills, will be honoring her during graduation. On Wednesday, administrators held a small ceremony on campus to celebrate her life. They […]

via Wkyc: The Ohio Senate passed the “Alianna Alert” bill, named after Alianna DeFreeze, on Wednesday. The 14-year-old DeFreeze was murdered on her way to school in Cleveland last year. “The events that took place surrounding the abduction and tragic death of Alianna DeFreeze are horrific, says the bill’s co-sponsor, State Senator Sandra Williams of Cleveland. “It […]

via Wkyc: Christopher Whitaker didn’t know it, but though he was convicted of viciously killing Alianna DeFreeze, he helped start a movement to keep it from happening to anyone else. “There will never be closure,” Damon DeFreeze, Alianna’s dad, said. “When the Lord puts that on my heart then that’s when it’ll happen, it’s not a […]

The Family of Alianna DeFreeze issued a letter of thanks to the men and women of the fourth district police station, Wednesday. Alianna was found dead inside a Fuller Avenue home Jan. 29 after her mother reported her missing three days prior. Her alleged killer, Christopher Whitaker, 44, was arrested four days after her body was […]

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. […]

Funeral details have been set for Alianna DeFreeze, the 14-year-old who was killed while walking to school on Jan. 26. Alianna was last seen boarding an RTA bus to head to school. Her mother notified police that Alianna was missing after the school contacted her that afternoon saying Alianna had missed class. Officers found Alianna’s […]

Family and several church members joined together at Mount Olive Baptist Church Wednesday to put out a call to come together and stop the violence, in light of the heinous murder of 14-year-old Alianna Defreeze. Some pastors spoke out about the violence problem in Cleveland, others offered up their churches, as safe havens for kids after school. Defreeze’s […]

Cleveland Police have confirmed from the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office that the body found on Sunday has been identified as 14-year-old Alianna DeFreeze. Her body was found at 9412 Fuller Avenue on Cleveland’s East Side. Authorities now want answers, and there is a reward of $22,500 for information in the case. Defreeze was last seen […]