Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini said Monday that the Sheriff’s Office had received information verifying through dental records that the body was that of the 19-year-old woman who had come to Portsmouth from Springhope, N.C. to meet up with a man she had met on the Internet.
Alloway’s grandmother, Diane Dille told the Portsmouth Daily Times Alloway had been seen on a surveillance camera picking up money at Western Union in the Portsmouth Kroger Store, she apparently vanished.
“She was supposed to come home. On June 10th I sent her some money, and she just disappeared,” Dille said.
Dille and other family members were notified of the identification of the body as that of the missing Alloway.
Donini said that late Friday evening, detectives from the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office received notification from the Montgomery County Forensics Center that the remains had been identified.
“The cause of death is still undetermined,” said Scioto County Sheriff’s Captain David Hall.
Hall was asked if there are any leads in Alloway’s death.
“We’re following up on leads,” Hall said. “There have been leads coming in, and we’re busy pursuing them right now. The guys are out actually following up on leads right now. We’re hoping to generate some leads too.”
Hall said the case is the result of the two agencies, the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office and the Portsmouth Police Department working in cooperation with each other.
“We met with one of their detectives early this morning, to go over and to share information,” Hall said. “They have been very good about sharing information with us back and forth.”
Donini said anyone with information in the case may call Detective Matt Spencer at (740) 354-7566. All information will be kept confidential.
FRANK LEWIS may be reached at (740) 353-3101, ext. 232.