PEORIA — Nearly eight months after she went lacking, Alexis Scott’s mom introduced collectively mates and volunteers to have a good time her 21st birthday Sunday.
“I believe she’s alive. I believe she will be found,” April Allen-Scott mentioned.
A search celebration canvassed Bradley Park earlier than returning to the realm the place Scott was final seen. There, they’d a cookout in celebration of the lacking woman’s 21st birthday.
Without Scott there, her 2-yr-previous son, Tevin Quarles Jr., acquired items to open as a substitute.
Tevin calls his mom “Wexy,” and regardless that he can’t pronounce her title but, Allen-Scott mentioned, “He knows his mom’s not around.”
Allen-Scott mentioned she needed to return to the place Scott was final seen at 125 W. Richmond Ave., as a result of she has no thought what occurred, however she believes the folks at that deal with know one thing.
“Something happened. She had no reason to just walk off,” Allen-Scott mentioned.
Scott vanished the morning of Sept. 23 after being at a home celebration, mentioned Peoria police Lt. Mike Boland. Scott was on the celebration briefly, having arrived there at about 5 a.m. She left a short while later, and that’s the place the path stops.
The group, joined by Boland and detective Matt Rogers, launched balloons signed with birthday messages from the automotive wash throughout the road from the place Scott was final seen.
Thalia Ross, an in depth good friend of Scott since they had been in main faculty, additionally joined the search and celebration, singing “Happy Birthday” alongside Scott’s household.
“It’s a special day. I just wish she could be here, too,” she mentioned.
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