Aleeyah Cockburn Missing, Found Safe – Aleeyah Cockburn was located and was safe, according to Elkhart County Sheriff’s Officers, on February 17, 2023, at about 6:52 p.m. The 12-year-old Aleeyah Cockburn was last seen on Friday night along State Highway 13 close to her home in Middlebury, Vermont.
Aleeyah’s family and the police have stated that they need more help in finding her, but they are grateful for the public’s support. On Friday afternoon, while rescuers looked for the missing teen’s last known location, a surveillance plane passed overhead. Aleeyah is 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 80 pounds. She has black hair and green eyes. She was last spotted with several layers of chilly attire.
“We found out, and the way we found out was the investigators were at our house, asking us questions, wanting to investigate, believing that we may know anything about her disappearance since it was cited as being a runaway,” Gabriel Elswick says of how he learned of her missing on Sunday morning.
Elswick, Aleeyah’s friend, and biological mother are in charge of the voluntary quest. Elswick stated, “We’ve been here ever since, knowing that we had to go outside and start looking for her. Aleeyah is being sought by family, friends, and neighbors who are scouring the area’s woodlands, ponds, and streams. Finding Aleeyah is the most crucial task, Elwick declared.
“The volunteers who are coming out who are familiar with the area and the remote areas, which is what we’re trying to cover, must work together and use the knowledge we have, including what the biological mother knew about them as children and what the guardians knew since they had been in their care.
A silver warning was first issued by the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, and it is still in effect today. Capt. Michael Culp of the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office requests that anyone who saw one of their vehicles traveling near State Road 13 and State Road 120, or in the Middlebury or Bristol area, on February 10, 2023, between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., call their dispatch center at (574) 533-4151.
Before heading off to seek her again, Elswick had a message for Aleeyah should she be watching. “You’re unaware of how many people are thinking about you. Wherever in the globe, if you see this and are able to, Elwick pleaded with you to get in touch. “I’m not sure whether you’re afraid, but just know that everyone here is concerned about you and is hoping nothing bad occurs. Return home.”
More volunteers will join the search for Aleeyah on Saturday and Sunday. Everyone who wants to take part in the quest should congregate at Yup’s Dairyland Ice Cream at 11 a.m. I have Elswick’s word that they will keep looking for Aleeyah for however long it takes. To prevent impeding the ongoing police investigation, the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office recommends that any search parties get in touch with them first.