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When Alexandria Lowitzer didn’t come home from school seven years ago, her mom began to worry.
The Spring High School sophomore spoke to her mom at about 2:30 p.m. on April 26, 2010, by cellphone. During the call, she relayed plans to catch the bus home and walk to her job at a burger joint about a quarter-mile from her home to get her paycheck.
Her mom, Jo Ann Lowitzer, did not hear from Ali later that evening. A couple of text messages went unanswered. A drive to the restaurant at 9 p.m. produced only locked doors.
By 11 p.m., she called police. Sheriff’s officials classified the 16-year-old’s disappearance as a runaway case because there were no signs of foul play.
The Lowitzers, however, don’t believe their daughter left home voluntarily. Since then, there’s been no activity on her cellphone and no sign of the girl who went by “Ali.”
That hasn’t stopped her parents from keeping their daughter’s name and picture in the public eye. Over the years, they’ve conducted public searches, posted billboards and have a website up featuring her case, life story and many, many photos – www.alexandrialowitzer.com.
It’s all part of the effort to see that their daughter returns home.
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“Ali quite frankly, could be anywhere in the world. It is crucial to spread the word anywhere and everywhere to keep her story alive,” the family says on the site. “It just might be you that gets her story in the right place at the right time.”
A $25,000 reward is being offered and anyone with information may call 713-967-5700. The family also posted a note online directly to their daughter.
“Ali, we love you and will leave no stone unturned, no lead overlooked and no possibility unconsidered, regardless of how remote. We vow to you along with your friends, community and supporters, to never give up until we have you home with us where you belong. — Mom and Dad.”
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