Posted: Aug 15, 2012 7:56 PM by Erin Steuber
Updated: Aug 15, 2012 10:45 PM
A mother whose daughter has been missing from Harris County, TX, for more than two years, hopes Brandon Scott Lavergne's arrest will lead to more information about her daughter's case.
Her daughtet, Alexandria "Ali" Lowitzer, was last seen April 26, 2010. At the time she was 16. Her mother, Jo Ann, spoke to Ali right before she got on the school bus. She told her mother she was just going to pick up a paycheck from work before walking home from the bus. Her work was only a few minutes from her house, but she never arrived.
Video surveillance shows her exiting the bus at around 2:45 that afternoon. But what happened after that remains a mystery for Ali's family. She's not sure Lavergne is involved, but she feels there are several similarities between her daughter's case and Mickey Shunick's. That includes the first tips they received in their daughter's case. The family was told a girl matching Ali's description was seen talking to a man in a white truck around the time Ali went missing.
As you recall Lavergne's sister lives in Montgomery County,TX, just north of Harris County. This is the same county Lavergne reported his truck stolen. Around the time Ali went missing, Lavergne was already out of jail.
KATC's Erin Steuber has been in contact with Ali's family for the last week. She was interested in giving us an interview but now, she has been advised by law enforcement not to talk to the media because of an ongoing investigation in her daughter's case. Ali's mother says "My goal is to find my daughter. I will never give up until I do."
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The private investigator working the case says there are several reasons he's looking into the possibility that Lavergne may be involved in the case. One because witnesses saw a girl matching Ali's description talking to a man in a white truck; Lavergne was driving a white 2005 GMC extended cab at the time. In addition, the license plate the witness took down, was also similar to Lavergne's . The witness remembered seeing a plate that began with a X, and it contained several zeros. All this information has been passed along to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.