The 911 call made by the mother of missing 3 year old shows deception. Police have not named a suspect yet, as the mother has an attorney. (see prior analysis)
No Named Suspects in Missing Girl Case
Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 October 2011 19:09Written by Nicole PorterTuesday, 04 October 2011 17:26
The criminal investigation of Aliayah Lunsford, 3, is still going strong 11 days after she was last seen.
Investigators said it could be a murder, an abduction or a concealment; however, they wouldn't name a suspect. There's supposedly a small list of persons of interest but investigators wouldn't release any names.
A lot of folks question parental involvement, but so far, investigators simply said they have been talking to the family and neighbors simply because they know Aliayah the best.
Both Aliayah's mother, Lena Lunsford, and stepfather, Ralph Lunsford, have a list of criminal charges in Gilmer, Lewis and Braxton counties.
Lena faced mainly worthless check, forgery and uttering charges over the years. She's also been charged with breaking and entering among other things.
Ralph was charged with multiple counts of domestic battery and assault. He spent time in the Moundsville Prison for burglary and conspiracy.
When asked if any family members are on the list of persons of interests, FBI officials wouldn't comment.
"I really cannot comment about anybody that we're speaking with. I don't want to give a number about how many people we've talked to. We really can't do that right now. Everybody that we've been able to talk to has been willing to talk to us," says FBI Special Agent Jeff Killeen.
Lena was the person to report her daughter missing. She said she checked on her at 6:30 a.m. last Saturday and when she went in about three hours later, she was gone from her bedroom.
The day after she was reported missing, Lena told 5 News that the family wants Aliayah home.