Wednesday, December 27, 2023

The Disappearance of Aliyah Boomer

Aliyah Boomer has been missing since August 15th, 2015. That day, the 27-year-old woman and her friend attended a barbecue at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York City. Afterwards, Aliyah went to her friend’s home at the Red Hook housing projects in the 400 block of Columbia Street. 

Around 11:00 PM that evening, Aliyah and her friend got invited to another barbecue. Her friend declined the invitation, but Aliyah herself accepted and left her friend’s home shortly thereafter. Unfortunately, Aliyah never arrived at the barbecue and has never been seen by her loved ones again.

Aliyah's last outgoing phone call was at 3:00 AM on August 16th. Aliyah had called one of her sisters, but her sister was asleep and did not answer the phone. Aliyah did not leave a message and has not made contact with her family since that morning. 

Aliyah’s family finally reported her missing 3 days later, after she failed to show up to her sister’s birthday party. Her absence immediately raised red flags, as it is out of character for Aliyah to be out of touch with her family and friends. Before she disappeared, she was working towards completing her nursing degree. Due to all of these circumstances, it seems unlikely that Aliyah is voluntarily missing.


A cold case. 

Aliyah's case seemingly went cold fast. Very few details about the investigation have been revealed. Aliyah's family members worked to spread awareness about her disappearance, but no credible leads were found. 

Years ticked by without any updates in the case. Then, in 2022, it was reported that Aliyah's sister Victoria Boomer-Harris received a mysterious letter with potential information about Aliyah's case. 

The letter.

Victoria told reporters that she received the letter in 2021. It had a Bronx return address. The identity of the letter writer remains unknown, but PIX 11 refers to the writer as female. 

The letter references a building that Aliyah was seen at before her disappearance. The letter writer wrote that her late uncle lived in the building. Before he passed, the writer said that her uncle spoke to her about his friend who spent time in 'Apartment 2-C'. The message said, in part, "Everybody in that building no [know] what happen to her."

According to the letter, Aliyah had been spending time with a man and a woman on the third floor on the building - and those people know what happened to her. The letter states, "The people….sent her out on a drug run. She never came back. My uncle said they no [know] what happen to your family member."

Is the letter credible?

The information provided in this letter has not been confirmed by investigators or substantiated in any other way - but it appears that it has not been ruled out, either. When asked if she felt a drug run was what led to her daughter's disappearance, Aliyah's mother replied, "It might have". 
Investigators are also not 100% sold on this theory. In the same report, indicated that it's possible that the letter was written in efforts to "throw off the family and investigators". At this time, the motive for the letter remains unclear.

The family's efforts.

Aliyah's family members have not given up on trying to find Aliyah. They continue to spread awareness about her disappearance. One of Aliyah's sisters has placed a monetary reward for anyone with information that could lead to her whereabouts. 

Since then, it appears that there have not been any other updates in Aliyah's case. She remains missing today. The New York Police Department is in charge of the investigation. If you have any information that could lead to Aliyah’s whereabouts, please call 212-694-7781.

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