The family of a missing 15-year-old Ohio teenager are not giving up hope of finding their daughter. On November 8, Alexis Marie Boroviak was seen close to her home in Brooklyn, Ohio, walking the family dog. Since then, her friends and family have been undertaking a massive search for her.
Anybody with any information about Boroviak’s whereabouts is asked to call the Brooklyn Police Department on 216-749-1234.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Ariel Castro Victims Michelle Knight & Gina DeJesus as Well as Nicholas Cage are Involved in the Search for Boroviak
On the night of November 12, Boroviak’s friends and family organized a “flashlight rally” in support of the search effort, reports Cleveland.com. That event was attended by Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, two of the women who were held captive by monster Ariel Castro in Cleveland. The police have said that they’re not sure of Boroviak had runaway or was abducted. Knight gave a brief statement at the rally giving a positive message of hope to Boroviak’s friends and family. In addition the campaign to find her has also gained the support of actor Nicholas Cage:
Boroviak’s stepfather Britton Ramsey addressed the crowd at the rally saying “Lexi, the doors are open and the lights are on. We love you, and we’re not mad at you. We’ll work through anything, we’re family.” He went on to address a possible kidnapper saying “If somebody is holding Alexis, I’ve got news for you. … Let me tell you something about Clevelanders. We’ve got the Browns and we’ve got the Indians. We don’t give up. You’re barking up the wrong tree. There’s always hope. But it’s not going to be ‘there’s always next year,’ it’s going to be now.”
2. She Told Friends That She Planned to Runaway
Fox Cleveland reports that Boroviak had planned to runaway. Brooklyn Police Chief Scott Mielke told the media on November 16 “At this time, while her location is yet unknown, several pieces of credible information suggests that Alexis had made plans to run away. She had clearly informed friends and extended family members of her intention, but did not offer any solid information as to her intended destination.”
Speaking to ABC Cleveland, Boroviak’s mother Linda Chalfant said “Lexi, if you see me, please, please, please come home…She needs to come home, our whole family is broken.” She added that it’s not like her daughter to go missing. Local police told the station that they’ve received “many tips” as to the whereabouts of Boroviak.
3. Boroviak Walks With a Limp Due to a Knee Injury
She walks with a limp thanks to a knee injury, reports Fox Cleveland. When she was last seen, Boroviak was wearing lavender pajama bottoms, a black hooded sweatshirt, gray Nike sneakers and her glasses. She was outside her family home tying up her dog at around 7:15 p.m. on November 8. Boroviak is 5 feet 3 and weighs 155 pounds.
4. According to Her Facebook Page, She Has a Boyfriend
She’s a sophomore at Brooklyn High School, reports ABC Cleveland. According to one of her Facebook pages, she’s in a relationship, Boroviak doesn’t give the name of her partner. On the other page, she says she’s a native of Lakewood, Ohio, and that she now lives in Cleveland.
5. The Number of Missing Children in the U.S. Has Risen Since 2013
The National Center for Missing Exploited Children says that the number of missing children in the U.S. rose slightly from 462,567 in 2013 to 466,949 in 2014. Their site says however “there is no reliable way to determine how many total children are actually missing in the U.S., as many children are never reported missing.”