EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSEvent Planned In Honor Of WV Toddler Missing For Nearly Two Years
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Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Sep. 20, 2013 3:54 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 20, 2013 4:15 PM EDT
Weston, Lewis County , West Virginia
Nearly two years after a Lewis County, West Virginia, toddler went missing, her community is coming together to honor her life.
Aliayah Lunsford was 3 years old when she was last seen on the morning of Sept. 24, 2011, at her home in Weston.
On Saturday, community members plan to gather at the Jacksons Mill Baptist Church beginning at 7 p.m.
Different musical acts were scheduled to perform at the service. A representative from the Lewis County Sheriff's Department will be a guest speaker that night.
Community members are encouraging all churches to ring their church bells at noon Tuesday, Sept. 24, in honor of Aliayah, Maxine Stalknaker, Mary Friend and Luke Stout, who are all missing from the same area.
Lena Lunsford, Aliayah's mother, served eight months in jail for welfare fraud and was arrested three times during the summer of 2013 for allegedly violating terms of her supervised release. No arrests have ever been made in connection with Aliayah's disappearance.
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