Family and friends search for missing Ohio woman whose backpack was found after she was last seen
Search for ‘highly religious’ Ohio woman, 23, who disappeared on an afternoon walk from her grandparents’ house: backpack containing her phone, keys and Bible is found dumped by the roadside
- On June 11, Alicia Kenny, 23, left her grandparents’ house where she lives to go for an afternoon walk in Loveland and never returned home
- The next day, shortly before she was reported missing, a delivery man handed in Kenny’s backpack, which contained all of her essentials.
- Her mother Marcy said there was no scenario where her ‘very religious’ daughter would leave her backpack with her Bible
- Loveland police listed Kenny as a ‘critical’ missing person and said Kenny was last seen wearing a white shirt, dark capris and sandals
- The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations has joined the investigation into her disappearance and has collected a sample of Alicia’s DNA
Ohio Police are continuing their search for a 23-year-old woman who left for a walk on Saturday afternoon and never returned home.
Alicia Kenny, 23, was last seen leaving her grandparents’ Loveland home where she lives for a walk at 8pm on June 11.
The nighttime walk was not unusual, according to her mother Marcy Kenny, because she loved nature and walked to parks to draw or write.
But the 23-year-old did not return home that night and was last seen the following morning, but investigators say they don’t know who saw her or which direction she was heading.
That Sunday morning, a delivery man delivered Kenny’s backpack, which contained all of her essentials, including her phone, wallet, and Bible, to the police.
Montgomery police confirmed that the driver turned in the backpack under the assumption that someone had lost it before delivering it to Kenny’s house. WLWT.com reported.
Kenny, who is five feet tall and weighs 110 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes, disappeared after a Saturday walk
Loveland police listed Kenny as a ‘critical ‘missing person’ and said Kenny was last seen wearing a white shirt, dark capris and sandals
Another friend posted photos of her tattoos, including one that reads “In spirit and in truth” with a cross across her forearm and a large tiger tattoo on her left shoulder
Her mother Marcy said that when her family realized she was really missing, there was no scenario where her “very religious” daughter would leave her backpack with her Bible.
“All she has is literally the clothes on her back,” Kenny said WCPO.com Without that backpack she has nothing at all. And frankly… we can’t think of a scenario where she would have put the backpack down and walked away willingly.”
On Monday, Loveland Police listed Kenny as a “critical” missing person in a statement and said Kenny was last seen walking along Loveland Madeira Road in Symmes Township wearing a white shirt, dark capris and sandals.
The 23-year-old’s mother, who walked with church members in the area where she was last seen putting up flyers, said the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations has joined the investigation into her disappearance and a sample of Alicia’s DNA has been collected.
Her mother Marcy said that when her family realized she was really missing, there was no scenario where her “very religious” daughter would leave her backpack with her Bible
“All she has is literally the clothes on her back,” Alicia’s mother said through tears. ‘She has nothing without that backpack’
Ohio Police Department continues to search for 23-year-old woman who left for a Saturday afternoon walk and never returned home
‘The research team came today to get something that would have her DNA on it. In case she is found, they want to be prepared,” Kenny told WCPO. “And just the thought of it takes us to a very deep and dark place that we try to avoid.
“The storms that hit last night, when she was out there alone…that’s a very painful thought,” added the distraught mother.
Kenny’s friends have taken to social media to raise awareness and ask for help finding her
Girlfriend Laura Messanger asked people to keep an eye out near bike paths.
‘ALICIA LOVES NATURE!!! Anyone who knows her knows that she loves nature walks and hikes, she loves being by the river so if you are out on the bike paths or whatever keep your eyes peeled. Let’s take her home!!!” she posted on Facebook.
Another friend posted photos of her tattoos — including one that reads “In spirit and in truth” with a cross across her forearm and a large tiger tattoo on her left shoulder — both would stand out if she wore a tank top
“She called people asking for a ride and to our knowledge was never picked up by any of her friends,” the statement read. “Her belongings were found in her backpack that had been left behind and picked up by a UPS driver on their way…If you see her, call 911 immediately.”