Rock Hill’s only missing persons cold case approaches 4-year-anniversary
ROCK HILL, SC (WBTV) - It’s been nearly four years since Aaliyah Bell Hall went missing from her home in Rock Hill.
Bell, now 22, was leaving her uncle’s house on Chesnut Street at about 9:30 p.m. on November 25, 2014, just two days before Thanksgiving.
“It was raining, she said she was going to walk home,” Capt. Brent Allmon with the Rock Hill Police Department said, “She never made it home.”
Bell was living with her godmother on Confederate Avenue. It was less than a half-mile away from her uncle’s house.
“She just stepped off the front porch in the rain and just vanished,” Allmon said.
Allmon says they have tracked down every lead within the last four years, but they all lead to dead ends. There were possible sightings of Bell at hotels or apartment complexes in Columbia, South Carolina and Charlotte, North Carolina, but they located the women thought to be her.
“None of that turned out to be Aaliyah, several of the young women have looked like her, but it’s not her,” Allmon said.
They do not believe she ran away. There was no evidence she had anyone or anything to run away from. There was also no sign of a struggle on the residential path she took home.
If Bell did start a new life, police have not been able to find any tax records, police records, registrations or even signs that she has applied for a credit card.
“Her social media has not been active since right before she left,” Allmon said.
Every anniversary of her disappearance Allmon says they usually get some new tips or leads, but this is the first year they have not received any. As the case grows colder, he’s hoping to remind the community of the girl who went missing nearly four years ago.
“Somebody local has knowledge of why she disappeared or how she disappeared,” Allmon said.
If Aaliyah is found, police say she is in no way in trouble. She is an adult and has every right to go wherever she pleases, they just want to ensure she is safe.
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