Scanner said a male committed suicide in the area where Lena's mom lives. Not sure if it's related to this case or not.
I'll listen and transcribe as best I can. =p
911: 911, what's your emergency
Lena: (sounding very upset) my baby's missing
911: ok, where is your address
Lena: 45 dennison street
911: ok, how old
Lena: i was out looking for her for over an hour
911: ma'am, how old? I need you to calm down
Lena: i'm sorry. she's only 3
911: when was the last time you saw him
Lena: this morning, real early. i went in and checked on her cuz she's been sick with the flu
911: is it a male or female
Lena: it's a girl
911: a girl?
911: ok you saw her this morning around 6:30
911: when was the last time, that was the last time you saw her was at 6:30 this morning?
Lena: yes and then she laid back down and went back to sleep and we went back to bed
911: were the doors open or anything
Lena: no the doors weren't open
911: were they locked
Lena: uh, i yes i think
Lena: me and my other kids
911: ok, do you live with her father
911: who is her father?
Lena: her father is a guy named eric harris. he doesn't even know that she exists.
911: ok, and you've been looking for her for the past hour
Lena: yes, i've looked everywhere (??? inaudible)
911: what was she wearing whenever you put her back in bed?
Lena: she had on a pair of purple dora pj's. we went up all these streets, we went up all these streets
911: have you been outside checking the area
Lena: yes, i've drove up all the streets around here looking thinking maybe she went outside or something and i don't think my mom woulda came and got her because she woulda woke me up and stuff (??? inaudible, something like she'd be the only one ???)
911: have you called your mother?
Lena: no, i need to do that to see if she has her
911: do you have a phone number for her?
Lena: yes, it's 304 452 8295
911: and what is her name?
Lena: joann evans
911: joann evans?
911: well do you want to call her real quick and then just call me back right back so i know what's going on, ok?
Lena: ok, bye
911: 911, what is your emergency?
Lena: This is Lena Lunsford. My mom doesn't have her.
911: She doesn't have her?
Lena: She doesn't have her. She's coming now. ....oh my god
911: you don't know of anyplace that she would've went to in the community? is there a friend's house close by or somebody that she plays with?
911: ok, is there anyplace there in the community, a playground, or does she go to church anywhere there?
Lena: (crying) help me find her.
911: ok, i've got an officer on the way, ma'am, i just need you to calm down, ok
911: you have checked everywhere in the house?
911: all the closets?
911: under every bed?
911: do you have a basement?
Lena: yes and it's been checked too
911: ok, how about the vehicles outside
Lena: it's been checked. that's what i used to go look for her
911: and you said there are other children in the residence?
Lena: yes (hyperventilating)
911: and is she tall enough to where she'd be tall enough to reach the door handle?
Lena: yes she is
Lena: oh my god. (baby crying in background) Destiny, please come here and play with your brother for a moment
911: what color is her hair?
Lena: she has brown hair and brown eyes
911: do you know how much she weighs?
Lena: she weighs approx. 32-35 lbs. maybe a little more.
911: ok, do you know how tall she is?
Lena: uh, umm.......i'm guessing around 3 feet. i'm not for sure right now, i'm sorry.
911: that's ok. was there anybody else in the residence with you this morning? any other adults?
Lena: no, umm the only adult that (cuts out)
911: ...the other children are in the residence
Lena: i have 5 kids
911: ok, so there's 4 others in the residence?
Lena: there's 3 right now
911: ok , where , where is the other one?
Lena: my son is at visitation with his father.
911: ok, (cuts out)
911: so you got up at 6:30 this morning with her and she got sick?
911: and she went back to bed, went back to sleep and then you you laid down also?
911: how old are your other children that are (cuts out)
911: ok. did any of them see her this morning? what time did they get up?
Lena: they came in here, umm, i'm not sure, maybe around 7, 7:30, came in here in my room with me
911: ok, you said 11 year old, a 9 year old, and an 8 month
911: can you look outside and see the officer
Lena: (inaudiable) oh god (cuts out)
Lena: in the front
Lena: oh my god...yes i see one out here
911: ok, i'm going to go and let you off the line so you can go talk to him
911: alright thank you
Lena: alright, bye
They have now bleeped or silenced out a few personal tid bits of information that was released earlier when I was transcribing.
Last edited by WooFrigginHoo; 10-04-2011 at 05:25 PM. Reason: adding transcript
YW. No big deal since I've been glued to my seat reading about this case.
Since the 911 recordings revealed Aliayah's biological father's name, I looked him up. (I heard he was in jail)
Eric Harris http://www.wvrja.com/
FAIRMONT -- A Fairmont man, his wife, and his girlfriend are behind bars for child abuse and neglect charges.
The State Police arrested Eric Harris, 30, Katherine Harris, 29, and Jessica Swift, 27, after Harris' daughter showed up to school with a black eye.
According to the criminal complaint, state police began its investigation after receiving a call from Marion County Child Protective Services.
When authorities went to the house to question Harris about the incident, they found six children living in "deplorable conditions," according to court documents.
Eric Harris is charged with child neglect creating risk of injury, and child abuse resulting in injury.
He's in the North Central Regional Jail and her bail is $20,000.
Katherine Harris is charged with child neglect creating risk of injury. Her bail is $10,000.
Swift is charged with child neglect creating risk of injury.
She is in the North Central Regional Jail and her bail is $10,000.
Not sure if it's the right Eric Harris or not.
A male, mid 30s, committed suicide about an hour or so ago. He was in that general area. More towards Lena's mom's residence. Don't have any other details at this time.
911 Tapes Released in Case of Missing 3-Year-Old
Posted Tuesday, October 4, 2011 ; 05:45 PM
Updated Tuesday, October 4, 2011; 08:38 PM
Complete 911 Calls
Lena Lunsford made two 911 calls the morning her daughter disappeared.
By Stacy Jacobson
Email | Bio | Other Stories by Stacy Jacobson
WESTON -- WBOY has obtained the 911 recordings from the morning of Sept. 24, when Lena Lunsford reported her 3-year-old daughter, Aliayah missing.
The recordings include two separate calls.
Lunsford said Aliayah woke up sick with flu-like symptoms around 6:30 a.m. She also said three of Aliayah's four siblings were home the morning of the disappearance; an 11 year old, a 9 year old and an 8 month old.
You can listen to the calls by clicking on the link below the video box to the right.
Defense Attorney Tom Dyer also said he received a credible tip that gives authorities reason to believe Aliayah is alive.
Authorities have made the State Police barracks in Lewis County their headquarters. They are following up on several pieces of evidence found during last week's search.
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They got a tip that makes them believe she is alive??? That is wonderful news!!! I hope that turns out to be true, because I was fully believing she wasn't alive anymore...I'm a little bit more hopeful after reading that...
FBI to Investigate Fake WDTV Facebook Claiming Aliayah Found Alive
A fake WDTV Facebook posted that Aliayah Lunsford, 3, was found alive Monday night and that our site was streaming live coverage. That was not true and the page wasn't created by anyone associated with 5 News.
Facebook was contacted immediately and the site was removed.
On Tuesday, we spoke to FBI officials who say postings like this can affect an investigation. While detectives won't follow it, the information gives a false impression to the community.
"It does not help an investigation. If people are going to come forward and all of a sudden they think they don't have to anymore because the case has been resolved, and that's not true, that certainly doesn't help things," says FBI Special Agent Jeff Killeen.
Killeen says the situation will be handed over to the FBI Cyber Investigative Squad to see if actions could be taken up in state or federal court.
Aliayah Lunsford update 7 October 2011, stepfather related to missing woman
7 October 2011 at 10:26
Ralph Lunsford, stepfather of Aliayah, is related to two women who went missing from Lewis County in 1999. To this day, they still have not been found.
Ralph's Last employment was at Stonewall Resort. The resort stated he “has not returned to work since 24 September.” The resort is cooperating with authorities in the investigation.
http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-clarksburg/the-unsolved-mystery-of-the-two-missing-lewis-county-west-virginia-women (story on missing women)
Stonewall Jackson Lake, 26 miles long with 82 miles of shoreline, is comprised of secluded coves and private fingers, affording the boater or fisherman access to unmatched fishing and days of exploration. Little Sorrel, the resort’s 100-passenger excursion boat, provides regular lake tours. Smaller watercraft are available for rent and are the perfect way to enjoy the beautiful lake and surrounding landscape.
*this is only a partial description of the resort.
It is mammoth in size and connected to State land.
"Satisfaction of ones curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life" Linus Pauling
"It's the salt water that changes the Rainbow's pretty colors to gray." "And his colors never come back?" "No, once he's been to the sea he's changed forever. The Steelhead can come back home here, stay for the rest of his days, and live among the other Rainbow trout, but he'll always be different because of where he's been." Morsi, Pamela. Garters.
Media blackout. No updates, barely even a mention on wboy.com and wdtv.com.
Nothing really new, but people are starting to get frustrated.
WESTON -- Monday marked almost 17 days since Aliayah Lunsford, 3, was reported missing from her Lewis County home.The FBI is leading the investigation from the West Virginia State Police barracks.
Investigators said they're following every lead but can't comment on specifics. The lack of information is making people who helped search for Aliayah frustrated.
They are organizing a new poster campaign that they want to reach out farther into West Virginia.
"People are making accusations and are starting to feud now. That's not the way to be. We need to bring her home and every body needs to stick together," said Lewis County resident Teresa Hathaway, who helped search for Aliayah in the days after her disappearance.
Hathaway and others also planned a balloon launch and a community march on Oct. 24 if Aliayah hasn't been found by then. Oct. 24 would mark one month since Aliayah went missing
Investigation Narrows in Aliayah Lunsford Disappearance
Saturday will mark three weeks since Aliayah Lunsford was reported missing from her Lewis County home, and Friday, investigators said the search is narrowing, and a timeline is being formed after viewing a lot of surveillance videos.
FBI Special Agent Jeff Killeen says that after three weeks and no sightings of the girl, it is hard to believe that any child could still be alive with the weather we have had, but, he also says stranger things have happened.
Members of the FBI, the Lewis County Sheriff's Department and the West Virginia State Police are looking at business and home surveillance videos to help piece the situations surrounding Aliayah's disappearance together.
"Video evidence in the form of home security systems and the form of government security systems, other monitoring systems those, that immense amount of data that we have accumulated in the town of South Weston and elsewhere, has been very, very helpful to us. We certainly have narrowed our focus and we have narrowed our timeline down about the circumstances surrounding this missing child," Killen says.
No one will say whether or not Aliayah herself is seen in these videos or where they're from. We do know some are from Lewis County, and others are from surrounding areas.
Investigators say the tapes have helped them narrow down the persons of interest list, and confirm the thoughts that it's a murder, a concealment or an abduction. One or more people may be involved in her disappearance, and they could face a variety of charges
"A conspiracy, it could be, it could be but I'm not ruling that in, I'm not ruling that out, but I certainly can't rule that out right now;" says Killeen. "Both federal and state crimes, right now, we're looking at."
Killeen says that investigators do not believe any other children are in harms way.
If you have surveillance video that you think may pertain to Aliayah's disappearance, call the Weston Detachment of the West Virginia State Police at 304-269-0500.
Aliayah's Law Petition Available Online
Thursday marks 20 days since Aliayah Lunsford was last seen at her Denisson Street home. Community members are trying to petition for new laws in her honor.
Folks are trying to create Aliayah's Law and there's a petition online for people to join. The creators say the petition is an outline of ideas that will be sent to state lawmakers in the hopes that some of the ideas could be made into a law.
The idea behind the Aliayah's Law outline is to help protect missing and abused children. While there's no signs that Aliayah was ever abused, the creators of this petition hope to protect not only the missing, but also the abused, children everywhere.
There's 12 ideas in the petition, including timelines for when missing children should be reported and stronger sentences for those convicted of child abuse.
there's even a facebook group against aliayah's law
"We're operating under the assumption that there's limited hope she's alive," Special Agent Jeff Killeen said.
The investigative team includes federal, state and county law enforcement. Killeen said investigators are working 13 hours every day. The team is using enhancement technology to analyze videos and pictures taken from homes and businesses in south Weston, Killeen said.
They are handling both state and federal crimes and charges. Investigators also have a small group of suspects, but they remain tight-lipped.
"I don't want to reveal information that will tell certain people exactly how we're looking at this case," Killeen said.
Investigators still consider kidnapping, concealment or homicide the three main scenarios explaining what happened to Aliayah, Killeen said. He said they are dealing with both state and federal crimes. But parents in the area have no reason to fear it might happen again to one of their own, he added.
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