Police fear that a missing Canton woman is now in danger.
Arika Hall has not been seen since early February. Police started looking for her shortly after she disappeared. The U.S. Marshals joined the hunt after a warrant was issued for Hall's arrest when she failed to show up for a court appearance. Now authorities believe Hall could be in real danger.
"I think it is likely that Arika has been hurt, that Arika has been kidnapped or deceased," said Deputy U.S. Marshal Eric Midock.
Hall's family describes her as happy, loving and bright but explained that drugs took the 22-year-old to a dark place. After Arika's dad died her family said she became addicted to painkillers and then heroin. The last time Renee Hall saw her daughter was February 4th. "It never leaves your mind. I want closure," said Renee Hall.
For Midock and Canton Police Detective Jerry Fuelling this case is personal. "Typically, I look for people with warrants, violent fugitives. In this case, as we worked it, we got to see a person who may have been hurt and a family that is definitely hurting, " said Midock.
"This past month has been hard, we've been hearing things," said Arika's sister, Ashley Collins. "The not knowing is the hardest part. If someone hurt her and we can't find her to help her," added Collins.
The family and U.S. Marshals are offering an $8,000 reward for information that leads to Arika. Tips can be anonymous. Call 1-866-4-WANTED or 330-649-5800 with information.