UPDATE: Alleyah has returned home safely.
Police are asking for help finding an Elkhart County girl they believe is in extreme danger.
Aleeyah Cockburn, of Middlebury, went missing from her family home last Friday, February 10th. According to a statement from the girl’s mother, Aleeyah was last seen doing chores at approximately 7:30 that evening. Her instructions were to feed the family’s animals and close up the garage, then re-enter the house through the front.
No one knew that once she stepped outside, the 12-year-old would seem to just disappear.
“Apparently, she never came in the door when we noticed within minutes she wasn’t here,” said Virginia Cockburn. “We were up immediately looking all night. I think I finally went in at 3 AM in the morning and I was back out at 6 AM looking for her.”
She was reported as a runaway that same night. Someone later claimed to have spotted her in the area around State Road 120 and Indiana 13 a few hours after it’s believed she left home, around 10 o’clock.
And then… nothing.
Aleeyah Cockburn vanished.
Police believe the middle schooler is in danger and ask the for public’s help in bringing her home. Aleeyah is described as 4 feet 11 inches tall, 80 pounds. She has short black hair, green eyes, and wears glasses. When last seen, she had on a black beanie, a multicolor gray and pink jacket, blue jeans and black boots.
If you have any information regarding Aleeyah Cockburn, please contact the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department at 547-533-4151 or call 911.