WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – The mother of a Warren woman who disappeared last week is pleading for her daughter’s safe return.
Tiffany Knepper filed a missing person’s report and on Wednesday, Warren police issued an alert. They are looking for 18-year-old Alesha Bell.
She is 5-foot-1, 115 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing burgundy and black leggings, a flannel shirt and brown sandals.
And Wednesday night, her mother will spend another sleepless night worried about her child’s safety.
“I want her home now. Now,” Knepper said.
She said she last saw her daughter, Alesha, on Southwest Boulevard walking to her uncle’s house about 5 p.m. on July 23.
“‘Mom, if I make it home, I need you. I’m scared.’And that’s the last I heard from her,” Knepper said of a text message she received on Friday.
She said she does not think subsequent text messages from her daughter’s phone were from her based on how she texts and talks.
In the police report, Knepper told police she thinks her daughter’s cell phone died because calls keep going to straight to voice mail.
“I can’t sleep, I can’t sleep. My mind is my worst enemy. It’s not easy, I can’t explain it. It’s torture,” she said.
Knepper said this is very out of character for her daughter, who is a mother herself to a 2-year-old boy.
“If we argue, she’s still going to come about her son. She’s going to call me. It’s not like not to have her phone charged. All of this is not my daughter,” Knepper said. “She’s 18. She has no reason to run away. There’s no reason for any of this other than that someone has her.”
And she has a message for that person.
“Please do not hurt her. Do not hurt my baby. And please bring her home,” Knepper said.
Warren police are asking anyone with information about Alesha’s whereabouts to call the department at 330-841-2512.