An Annandale teen who was expected to appear at a pre-Mother’s Day art show in Golden Valley is still missing, and officials are centering the search near the Mississippi River in St. Cloud.
The only clue investigators have so far is that a Jeep belonging to Aaliyah Christine Kazimer, 17, was found in a Riverside Park parking lot. During a weekend search a bloodhound tracked her scent from the lot to the banks of the Mississippi River, about a half a mile downstream.
Kazimer’s father was featured Monday on KARE 11 news, saying he’s thankful for the work done by multiple agencies, including Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office and the St. Cloud Police. Weather and water conditions have caused some delays.
Kazimer was last seen wearing a black button-up shirt and dark colored running shorts. She is described as Asian, 5-feet-2-inches tall, and weighing 120 pounds. She’s slated to graduate from Annandale High this May, and wanted to attend school in Madison this fall.
United Legacy, nonprofit search management organization based in Minnesota that assisted in the search for a man in Otsego two years ago, has been helping the family with coordinating ground searches.