Cleveland Heights mother pushing for what she calls Alianna's Alert after murder of 14 year old girl

Posted at 10:12 PM, Feb 11, 2017

Alianna DeFreeze was last seen at a bus stop at East 93rd and Kinsman January 26.


She was heading to school at E Prep and Village Prep Woodland Hills.


But, she disappeared.


Cleveland Police found her body three days later in a vacant house.


Christopher Whitaker is in jail charged with her murder.


Alianna’s mother didn’t know her daughter didn’t show up for school until ten hours later.


Now, a Cleveland Heights mom, Keisha Taylor, who didn’t know Alianna, is trying to create Alianna’s Alert.


It would require schools to notify parents within an hour of their child not showing up for school.


Taylor started an online petition to support the proposed law.


Now, State Senator Sandra Williams plans on sponsoring the proposed law before state lawmakers.


“That means a lot. I’m very pleased with the support and attention this matter has gotten. This is about Alianna and it’s about making a step to making our streets safer for our children and for parents to be aware if their child is not in school,” Taylor said. 


You can view the petition for Alianna's Alert here.