Medical examiner: Fuller Avenue body consistent with missing girl; No positive ID made

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CLEVELAND– Investigators provided some new information in the disappearance of 14-year-old Alianna Defreeze during a news conference on Tuesday.

Alianna Defreeze
Alianna DefreezeCLEVELAND-- Investigators are expected to provide an update on 14-year-old Alianna Defreeze.

Defreeze was last seen in the 3400 Block of East 149th Street on Thursday. She was getting on the bus, but never arrived at school.

While officers were searching for the missing teen on Sunday, they discovered a body in an abandoned house on Fuller Avenue.

Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Gilson said a positive identification has not been made. Investigators are working with the Defreeze family.

"Everything is consistent with the missing person," Gilson said. "We have to get all the details right.

When asked if there is a serial killer in this area of Cleveland, Police Chief Calvin Williams said they are also comparing evidence for commonalities.

The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office and Cuyahoga County Crime Stoppers are offering a $22,500 reward for information in the case. Call 216-252-7463 or go here. Tips can remain anonymous.

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