Allegheny County – On Thursday, June 23, 2022 at approximately 11:45 p.m., West Mifflin Police requested the investigative assistance of the Allegheny County Police General Investigations Unit for a 13-year-old female that was reported missing from her West Mifflin residence by her biological father and legal guardian. County detectives from the General Investigations and Homicide Unit responded to the area with West Mifflin Police and initiated an investigation.
On Wednesday, June 24, 2022, shortly after initiating the investigation, county detectives put out a Missing and Endangered Person Advisory (MEPA) alert through the Pennsylvania State Police for the missing child and requested the assistance of the Allegheny Mountain Rescue Group. The Frick Park area of the City of Pittsburgh was searched by county detectives, Pittsburgh Police, and the Allegheny Mountain Rescue Group with negative results.
Evelyn Liddell, the biological mother of the missing 13-year-old, told investigators that her daughter was safe with her in Las Vegas, Nevada. Through investigative efforts, this claim was unable to be verified with the assistance of Las Vegas Police Department and the search continued.
On Saturday, June 25, at approximately 10:40 a.m., county detectives and Pittsburgh police officers located the missing 13-year-old female with her mother, Evelyn Liddell, in the 7100 block of Race Street in the Homewood neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh. Liddell, of Las Vegas, NV, was placed under arrest.
After consulting with the District Attorney’s Office, Liddell was charged with false reports to law enforcement, interference with custody of children, concealment of whereabouts of a child, and obstruction charges. The missing child was returned to her father. Liddell will be transported to the Allegheny County Jail to await arraignment.
Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tipline at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477); callers can remain anonymous. The department can also be reached via its social media sites.