ALIAYAH LUNSFORD Missing Girl's Mother To Divorce Husband; Claims She Doesn't Know Where Daughter Is
Reported by: Leslie Rubin
Web Producer: Leslie Rubin
Also Contributing: Associated Press
Reported: Mar. 23, 2012 3:55 PM EDT
Eyewitness News Photo
, Lewis County
, West Virginia
A lawyer for the mother of a missing 3-year-old says Lena Lunsford believes her daughter remains alive and prays every day for her return.
Aliayah Lunsford disappeared from her Lewis County home six months ago Saturday. There has been no sign of her since.
Attorney Mike Woelfel said Friday that Lena is convinced Aliayah didn't wander off on her own and wasn't taken by any blood relative. Woelfel tells The Associated Press that Lunsford doesn't know what happened or where her daughter is.
She is, however, divorcing husband Ralph.
Authorities are treating Aliayah's disappearance as a crime, but they've named no suspects, made no arrests and refused to say what they think happened.
The FBI in Pittsburgh says it will hold a press briefing next week.
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