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WATCH LIVE: DeFreeze family to call for city to demolish house where daughter was murdered

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Posted at 9:25 PM, Dec 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-07 17:57:18-05

The DeFreeze family is holding a news conference Friday to implore the City of Cleveland to tear down the abandoned house on Fuller Avenue where Alianna DeFreeze was murdered in 2017.

The “Alianna DeFreeze Let’s Make a Change Foundation” is holding the news conference at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7. The initiative is for the house on Fuller Ave. to be torn down.

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News 5 will be at the news conference, streaming the event on our website, Roku and Amazon Fire channels, the News 5 app, and on Facebook.

After Aliana’s murder, Cleveland launched an initiative to demolish abandoned homes around the city, targeting more than 500 homes near CMSD schools.

A News 5 investigation in October found the city has made progress, demolishing properties at 599 locations. However, News 5 investigators found that many vacant homes near private schools remain standing and are still a threat to students.

We’ve created an interactive page where you can tell us about how abandoned homes are affecting your community. Are there any near your child’s school? Click here.