UPDATE: Acting on a tip, Aleah Beckerle’s body was found in an abandoned home at 1628 S. Bedford. This came from information developed after a citizen searching for abandoned property came across the corpse.on Monday, reports the Tristate news. Terrence W. Roach who had next door to the 1628 S. Bedford residence has been arrested. Roach is a half brother of a younger sister who lived with Aleah and her family. Roach confessed to police that he smoked K-2, synthetic marijuana and “the idea of going and taking Aleah just popped in his head.”
Previous – Aleah Beckerle, 19, is missing from Evansville, In. She was last seen on July 17 around 2 a.m. According to the flyer, Aleah has Cerebral Palsy and is unable to walk or feed herself. She disappeared between 2 and 9 a.m. on that Sunday while her family was sleeping near by. The family dog did not wake them and the abductor also locked the door behind him and left Aleah’s wheelchair.
Something about this whole case didn’t make sense to me. So, I began digging to learn more.
The Tristate Homepage stated, “Aleah was last seen in her bed around 9pm on July 16th, investigators noted in the search warrant. The following day, July 17th around 9:15am, Beckerle was found to be missing from her bed. Aleah’s primary caregiver is her mother, Cara. Her two sisters also help care for Aleah, according to the search warrant.
According to the affidavit for the search warrant, detectives determined that Cara Beckerle and Aleah’s two sisters were the only people inside the home during the period of time in which Aleah was abducted. One of the sisters said she was asleep with Cara on the couch across from Aleah’s bed, according to court records. There was also a large dog present on the couch alongside Cara Beckerle and Alea’s sister. The older sister told detectives that she was asleep in her upstairs bedroom, police said.”
Right off the bat you see a difference between the two times. The flyer says 2 a.m. and the police state 9:15 a.m. This maybe something or nothing.
Lydia LaRue told the Independent Journal Review: “Someone came in to this house, right here in Evansville Indiana, and took her out of her bed, in the middle of the night with my daughter [Aleah’s mother] sleeping right there on the couch which isn’t even 15 feet away. We don’t know how this happened. We don’t know, they didn’t hear a thing. And who could do this? That’s why it’s just so unbelievable. We just…this is a nightmare. A living nightmare.”
Then WXIX reported, “On that same night we spoke with the family at their home, authorities made an arrest in connection to the case. Debra Wollner is accused of beating a man to make a false confession after a video leaked to police. Wollner is the girlfriend of Aleah’s cousin, Donna Robertson, who had constantly been by Cara and the family’s side. Robertson also was a familiar face in leading volunteer searches…Both Wollner and Robertson were arrested last month and charged with beating a man into falsely confessing his involvement in Aleah’s disappearance. The victim of the beating has been cleared of any wrongdoing, police said.”
Police area also still looking for James Wilson Jr. who has a warrant out for his arrest in connection with the alleged beating of a man in order to obtain a false confession to his involvement in Beckerle’s disappearance, reports TriState Homepage.
Another search was to happen this weekend but 14 News talked with Brittany Burton and she said she believes the rumors making their way around the internet are taking a toll on volunteer numbers recently.
“Rumors are rumors, and what you read is what you read. Of course, there’s always more to the story,” said Burton.
So what are those rumors? Aleah does not have Cerebral Palsy, but had Meningitis when she was a child….or was that 6 months ago? The mother’s polygraph was inconclusive. There are still drugs in the home. Cara does not show up to help search. That she was allow men to have sex with Aleah for drugs.
I also found more than one Facebook page:
“The Facebook group, Bring Aleah Home, has been created to share information about upcoming search parties as the Evansville community rallies to find the missing 19-year-old teen with special needs.”
Cara believes that someone took Aleah from the home and had a copy of the house key and locked up the house after they took Aleah. She also believes her daughter may be in Kentucky and had a person in mind who she thought did it. The police have checked out that person and they are not a person of interest, but neither is Cara.
Although theories are stacking up against Cara, you also have to remember there were many people in that house when Aleah went missing, including children and they ALL would have to be conspiring a cover up together, if Cara had anything to do with Aleah’s well-being. If the one child was sleeping across from Aleah, as the detectives have determined, more questioning of this child should be done. She may have more to say than she originally did, and could be the best witness in this whole confusing case.
Frankly, I believe that Cara is covering up something, but whether it is the disappearance of Aleah, I don’t think so at this point.
There is a $10,000 reward for information.
Bring Aleah Home Facebook page
Please note the police were called to an area by Aleahs’ house in regards to a body in a bag which turned out to be the remains of a dog.