PITTSBURGH - According to the FBI, the case of a missing Brookline girl has taken a major twist.
Channel 11’s Alan Jennings confirmed Tuesday that the FBI believes Alivia Kail is still alive, and she may be a victim of sex trafficking in Florida.
Kail, who disappeared in 2011 when she left for Florida with her boyfriend, could be enslaved by human traffickers, her mother said Tuesday.
Kail’s mother, who originally reported her missing, told Jennings Tuesday that she now has new hope that her daughter may be alive.
“It’s been long, almost two years, but I’m just so hopeful that we could get Alivia back. It doesn’t matter how, I just want her to come back,” Kail’s mother, Christine Kail, said. “I will never give up. So many people who love her just want her back.”
A new Pittsburgh-based group, called Resolution Hope, dedicated to finding possible sex-trafficking victims teamed with the FBI Tuesday and met with the public at Heinz Field on Tuesday to discuss public awareness.
The event was intended to bring public awareness to the problem that exists across the country.
“Sex trafficking in the U.S. is happening all around us,” Brian Shivler, a member of Resolution Hope, said.
FBI officials said Pittsburgh, like many cities in the country, has a sex trafficking problem that needs to be addressed by law enforcement.