Aliayah Lunsford has been missing for nearly a year. She vanished, without a trace, from her bed in Bendale, West Virginia, on September 24, 2011. No suspects have been named in her disappearance. She was living with her 4 siblings, her father, and her mother, who was pregnant with twins. Welfare family much? Not that there's anything wrong with taking help when you need it, but chronic reproducing to ensure welfare eligibility, now that's just lazy. The girl's mother, Lena Lunsford, just started a prison sentence last month for welfare fraud, meaning she sold her food stamps for cash. Nice. Mother of the year?
Aliayah turns 4 tomorrow. Where has this sweet little girl been? Did the parents have a slight income jump right around the time she went missing? Maybe they sold her, planning to continue taking state benefits, while not maintaining her care. Of course, she also could have been abducted or simply wandered off, but authorities don't seem to think evidence is pointing that way. They are, however, hoping for a prison confession from her mother, leading them to Aliayah. Odds are against them getting one, but you never know.
Look at that bruised little face. This child was not cared for by her parents just as she isn't missed by them. She was just part of the meal ticket. The parents of this adorable little girl should be ashamed of themselves. Honestly, the world would probably be a better place without them.