We did speak with a representative from a search group, but the details of the case dictated the decision not to include them at this time. The decision was not based on our "refusal to organize search groups" as was claimed in the Tweets. We have dedicated many hours and resources to the investigation and search. If new information becomes available, the issue will be revisited.
As in every investigation, it is important to remember that the only information that should be considered "Confirmed" is the information that comes from an official EPD source. They include EPD press releases, EPD media interviews, and the official EPD Twitter or Facebook platforms.
We want to thank everyone has who donated time, supplies, and support to the search. Anyone with any information about Aleah is asked to call EPD.
Evansville Police Department - July 22, 2016