The worst thing about having a missing loved one is not knowing what happened – not know if they’re safe or not. Your mind is filled with so many questions, but you have no way of answering them. This nightmarish torture could go on for months, even years. In the case of Alissia Freeman, her family had to endure excruciating months in the dark before finally hearing another update.
Twelve days before Christmas in 2015, the Freeman family’s lives were changed when their 17-year-old daughter, Alissia Freeman, went missing. She went out of the house to throw away the garbage but she never came back. One neighbor reported seeing the teen walking all by herself, and that was the last time she was seen.
Many have speculated about this myterious case. Police did not rule out the possibility that she was kidnapped, or even the chance that she ran away with someone. After investigating many people and scrutinizing every possible angle, police were still clueless about Alissia’s disappearance. Even her online chat room led to a dead-end.
What really took place on the day she went missing? And more importantly, where is Alissia Freeman now? Months after she disappeared, the Freeman posted a large sum of reward for anyone who can provide a lead to Alissia’s case. Yet instead of useful leads, scammers tried to take advantage of the family.
A year and a half passed by. By this time, you would think that the chances of seeing her is slim. In spite of this, her family held on to hope – especially her mother Vickie Metcalf. Just when things were beginning to look grim, a miracle came when Alicia’s mother was contacted by her daughter on one fateful day.
To make sure that it was indeed Alissia Freeman, the family arranged a meet-up on Texas. There, they saw their daughter, who looked worn-out after a year and a half of being missing. The FBI ordered her to undergo a DNA test to make sure that the person, in fact, was Alissia.
Ever since she was found, her family kept their silence. The mother took to Facebook to share what happened, but she kept most of the details personal. Apparently, during the 16 months that she vanished, Alissia was safe:
“She went through some things when she was younger. She’s had a hard time with it, and our communication wasn’t the best, and she didn’t think I’d understand. She is just trying to heal now.”
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