Foul play suspected in case of missing woman

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CLARKE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - Clarke County Sheriff Todd Kemp says Alisha Blair Ivy vanished without a trace.

"We believe that foul play is involved. She has not been seen or heard from since that Sunday afternoon here in Quitman on Long Boulevard," said Sheriff Kemp.

Ivy was last seen around Long Boulevard and Bannister Avenue Sunday, Oct. 28. Investigators say Ivy's cell phone data shows she was in the southwest part of Clarke County late that afternoon.

"I do believe if we find the phone, we'll find evidence of Blair Ivy," said Kemp.

Friends we spoke with say it is unlike Ivy to go more than a day without talking to someone. That's when they began to suspect the worst.

"I saw her Sunday and she said she was leaving; she was going to go chill. She'll be back," said Raven Knighten.

Knighten is a friend of Ivy and lives near Ivy's last known location.

"And then Monday, I didn't see her so I knew something wasn't right and I didn't think anything of it. So when Tuesday came and I didn't see her, I knew something wasn't right," said Knighten.

Knighten struggled to fight back tears as she talked to us about Ivy's disappearance.

"I was calling and asking everyone had they seen her. And the last person she said she was going to be with, and nobody said they saw her. Nobody saw her," said Knighten.

The MBI along with the Wayne, Jones and Jasper County sheriff's departments are now involved in this missing person's investigation. Ivy's family and friends are praying for her safe return.

"I'm asking if anyone knows where she's at or if anybody got her to just please, please bring her home. Just bring her home," said Knighten.

Sheriff Kemp has not released the name of the person believed to be the last to see Ivy. He says no one has been ruled out as a potential suspect in the investigation.

The 23-year-old Ivy is 5'11", about 175 pounds, with dark hair and tattoos. If anyone has any information that could help locate Ivy, please contact the Clarke County Sheriff's Department's criminal investigation division at 601-776-5252 or East Mississippi Crimestoppers at 855-485-8477.