Alianna DeFreeze

Teen Abducted, Raped and Murdered

Crime Types: Abducted, Bludgeoned, Murdered, Raped, Stabbed, Tortured,

Tag: Murdered

“Alianna DeFreeze was on her way to school on the morning of Jan. 26, 2017, when she ran into Christopher Whitaker outside the True Gospel Missionary Baptist Church in Cleveland, OH. Security cameras in the area showed DeFreeze, who was developmentally disabled, trying to get away from Whitaker at the church. A witness saw Whitaker grab DeFreeze as she was walking on East 93rd Avenue, but the witness did not call police because they were unsure of the relationship between Whitaker and DeFreeze, 14. Whitaker took DeFreeze to an abandoned house where he raped her. He then used various tools to stab and beat her to death.

DeFreeze’s parents reported her missing after she didn’t return home from school by 4 p.m. Three days later, her body was discovered in the house where Whitaker had taken her. DNA evidence taken from the scene linked Whitaker to the crime and he was arrested on Feb. 2. An autopsy determined DeFreeze died from stab wounds and blunt-force trauma, both of which were numerous and severe.

Whitaker attempted to blame his cocaine use for the crime. He said he blacked out and did not recall what happened. However, on Feb. 13, 2018, he was found guilty of killing DeFreeze and sentenced to death. He is currently on death row in Ohio.”

*the location is listed as 9411 or 9412 Fuller Avenue. A police report says 9412, so I used that The DeFreeze family was angry and disappointed when they found out the home located on 9412 Fuller Avenue has yet to be torn down. *Location found in google maps 41.46947516083159, -81.62004466495011


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