Funeral arrangements changed for 14-year-old Alianna DeFreeze

Posted at 1:55 PM, Feb 06, 2017

Funeral arrangements have been changed for a Cleveland teen who was found dead in a vacant house on the city's East Side. 

A wake for Alianna will be held Saturday at 12:00 p.m. at the Imani Temple Ministries, located at 2436 N. Taylor Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Alianna's funeral services will immediately follow at 12:30 p.m. Those expected to attend should wear Alianna 's favorite color, purple.

Alianna was reported missing Jan. 26 after she failed to attend school at E. Prep. She was last seen just before 7 a.m. exiting a Regional Transit Authority bus at E. 93rd Street and Kinsman. 

The 14-year-old's body was found Jan. 29 in a vacant house in the 9400 block of Fuller Avenue by Cleveland police who were scouring the immediate area looking for the girl. 

Christopher Whitaker, 44, is charged with aggravated murder in connection with the death of the teen. He was being held in the jail on a $3 million bond. 


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