Found Ohio Women Renews Hope For Ali Lowitzer's Parents

The case of three Ohio women kidnapped for more than ten years gives families of missing people hope that their loved ones may still be alive.

According to Houston Police, there are some 7,000 people reported missing each year. In April of 2010, 16 year old Ali Lowitzer got off her school bus in Spring on her way to work but she never arrived.

Her mother Jo Ann Lowitzer says her daughter was never one to leave or go anywhere without telling anyone. The biggest unanswered question she and her husband John keep askig is where is she?

"No matter what you do, you just can't stop thinking about her. And then other days, you try to find things to occupy your mind like work. We both have fulltime jobs and household to take care of and you know, she's still there in the back of my mind, no matter how hard you try to get on with your day."

Lowitzher says the recent story of the rescue of three kidnapped women in Ohio has renewed their hope that Ali will come back.

"So many different emotions go through your head whenever another missing child has been found. You're happy for them. You're grateful that they're alive and okay and happy for their family. And then at the same time, you wish that it would be your daughter."

The Lowitzers have a Facebook page called Hope For Ali that's updated with pictures and any news on their daughter.

"Any event that we're gonna have or a fundraiser, we post on there because we want anyone in the area to be able to come and attend and help raise funds for the reward."

She hopes a $25,000 reward will help find Ali Lowitzer alive and well.  

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Pat Hernandez

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Pat Hernandez is a general assignments reporter who joined the KUHF news staff in February of 2008...