The Rock Hill Police Department is asking for help to locate a missing teenager.
Aaliyah Hall Bell, 18, of Rock Hill was last seen leaving her godmother’s home on North Confederate Avenue at about 9:30 p.m. Nov. 25, according to a police report.
Bobby Hall, 49, Bell’s uncle, said the teen was heading toward his home on Chestnut Street.
Bell stands about 5-feet-6 and weighs around 140 pounds. She was wearing a black peacoat, gray jogging pants, neon green shoes and a silver lip ring.
Hall believes Bell was walking from Flint Street to Chestnut Street, using a path that is commonly used by residents.
Bell’s aunt, Norisha Caldwell, 25, said, “It’s hard to believe” that no one else on Chestnut Street saw or heard what might have happened to her niece.
“We asked people, ‘Did you hear a car drive off?’ ‘Did you hear any screaming?’ or ‘Did you hear anybody fighting?” Caldwell said. “In this neighborhood, pretty much everybody knows everybody.”
Family members say they have received little help from neighbors.
“It just doesn’t make any sense,” Caldwell said.
Investigators have exhausted all their leads and are asking for help to find Bell, according to Rock Hill Police spokesman Mark Bollinger.
Police do not suspect foul play, Bollinger said.
“I’m hoping she’s OK, but it’s hard to rest,” said Bell’s grandmother, Jacqueline Caldwell, 53. “I hope she’s not suffering.”
When Caldwell last saw Bell, she said Bell was looking forward to the holiday season. “She was telling me what she wanted me to get her for Christmas,” Caldwell said.
A candlelight vigil is planned for 4 p.m. Saturday at Bobby Hall’s Chestnut Street home.
Bell’s aunt, La’Roy Hall, 36, said the family will search and ask questions daily until the teen is found.
Bell is a student at the Phoenix Academy on Flint Street – not far from where she was last seen. She aspires to be a hair stylist, family members say.
Bell was reportedly at school on Nov. 24 and Nov. 25 but has not been in class since.
She spent every day at her godmother’s house, family members said. Juanita Boger, 61, or, as Bell called her, “Ma”, says she is praying for Bell’s safe return. “We’ve got to put our faith forward,” Boger said.