As many of you know, Brianna is home and was laid to rest on Sunday, October 5. While our hearts are heavy and will grieve the loss of our beautiful, sweet, funny and loving girl, we rejoice in knowing that Brianna's story has inspired others.
We are pleased to announce that thanks to the efforts of Pastor Randy Davis, together with the generous contributors and supporters to the Finding Brianna fund, as well as the work of countless volunteers, a total of seven people have taken the first step toward recovery thus far! It is our hope that we can continue to assist Pastor Davis to inspire others and provide support to those who choose to make a better life for themselves, just as Brianna prayed for herself.
Thank you all for your love, support and generosity throughout the past three months. You all have been proof that together, we can make a difference. Proof that God does work miracles every day. We just have to open our eyes to see them! We are humbled, and we are blessed.
-Brianna DiBattiste family
left her home in Dunkirk, Indiana
on the evening of Monday, June 16, 2014
. She told her dad she was leaving with a friend and would see him later. Brianna never returned home and no one has seen or heard from her since. She took no personal belongings with her. Not even her makeup or a change of clothes. All activity on her cell phone ceased at 10:42 p.m. on the evening of June 16.
Brianna is very close to her family and always lets someone know where she is. Regardless of her situation, we know without a doubt that she would have contacted someone long before now, if she were able to.Physical description
: 25 years old, 5'4", 110lbs, brown/auburn hair, hazel eyes.Distinguishing marks/tattoos
" on upper right arm, "WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND
" on upper left arm, "LOVE
" on lower left arm, "DiBattiste
" on her back below her neckline, and a tribal tattoo on her lower back.
The family is now offering a $5000 REWARD
to anyone with information that will lead us to Brianna.
If you have any information regarding her whereabouts, please call 765-789-6151
and ask for the Albany, Indiana Police Department.
If you prefer to provide a tip ANONYMOUSLY
or send a TEXT
. This anonymous number is NOT MONITORED BY POLICE and your identity will NOT be given to them.How Can You Get Involved?
We need assistance to spread Brianna's story across the country. Please share her pictures and information with as many people as possible -- via email or social media, to every local/state/national law enforcement agency, as well as all newspapers, radio and TV news stations across the country.
Additionally, we need help distributing flyers in all towns and communities across the country –- in gas stations, bars, liquor stores, truck stops, hotels/motels, restaurants, hospitals, bus stations, taxis, limo services, car rental agencies, airports, etc. Reward posters can be found in the Finding Brianna
Facebook group page. Once you join the group, please share the flyer publicly to your Facebook profile timeline. You can also download the flyer to make copies. If you would like a flyer emailed to you instead, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You can follow @findbrianna
. Please use hashtag #BringBriannaHome #WeBelieve
in your tweets to your followers.
If you would like to contribute to our search efforts, you may make a donation to the "FINDING BRIANNA" account at any MutualBank location, or you can make your contribution online through this site. Every dollar raised will go directly toward our search and rescue efforts (private investigator, search parties, billboards, ads, posters, mailing costs, etc.).
Thank you for the prayers, love and support of Brianna and her family. We are greatly humbled and appreciate you all. As you can imagine, our family is heartbroken. We are not whole without her. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you and may God bless and protect each one of you.