Updated: 5:50 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2011 | Posted: 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Woman, 19, Missing; Police Say BF Not Cooperating
Allegheny County police said a missing West Mifflin woman's boyfriend isn't cooperating with her family's attempts to find her.
Police called a news conference Tuesday to drum up attention to the case of Alivia Christine Kail, 19. Police said Kail told her family and friends she was headed to Florida with her boyfriend and was last seen when she stopped at her brother's home to pick up some clothes for the trip on March 5.
Now, police said, they don't even know if Kail even made the trip.
Police said Kail’s cellphone has been shut off since March 21 because she hasn’t paid her bill. They have checked with law enforcement in Florida, but no one has been able to locate the woman.
Kail's mother said it's unlike Alivia to go this long without contacting anyone in the family.
"I don't believe she's an angel of god right now, but I'd like to hear her voice and know that she's OK," said Kail's mother Christine DiDiano. "She's never done anything like this. She's never disappeared or anything of that sort."
Police aren't identifying Kail's boyfriend and have stopped short of calling him a "suspect" or even a "person of interest" in her disappearance. Police also haven’t said whether they believe foul play is involved.
County police said Kail's boyfriend recently hired an attorney from out of state.
Anyone with information to Kail’s whereabouts is asked to contact police.