Family, Friends Scour Meriden Park in Search of ECSU Student - NBC Connecticut

Family, Friends Scour Meriden Park in Search of ECSU Student



    Corrinna Martin searched for clues and handed out flyers in Hubbard park in Meriden hoping to find answers to her daughters disappearance. (Published Wednesday, May 8, 2013)

    Family members of missing ECSU student Alyssiah Wiley scoured a Meriden park on Wednesday night and passed out fliers in hopes that it will lead to clues in her disappearance.

    State police searched Hubbard Park on Wednesday and Wiley's mother, Corrinna Martin, said she'll follow where the search dogs go.

    "Just because they came out doesn't necessarily mean that they covered everything," Martin aid. "There's harder work to be done."

    People Wiley's family had never before met also joined in the search.

    "I just love kids and be here for my support. I hope they find her," said Ernest Riddle of Meriden, who has three daughters of his own. "It makes me very nervous because it could happen to them too. You never know what's going on."

    He was one of handful of volunteers who came out to the park to pass out fliers and canvass the neighborhood.

    "We just want to help out. Plus I have children. I'd want people to come out and help me," Kelly Reynolds, of of Guilford, said.

    Alyssiah, a sophomore at Eastern Connecticut State, was last seen on April 20 in the area of a Dairy Queen on Main Street in Willimantic.

    State police said they've been vetting every lead they have.

    "So I'm just asking any and everyone out there if you would please find it in your heart to come and help us," Martin said. "Your presence is so missed not only by your family but by people that don't even know you."

    Alyssiah's mom is hoping even more volunteers show up Thursday and Friday when they will be here again passing these fliers out. They plan to go to Meriden mall to try and gather information there over the weekend.

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