Since we first published our exclusive story on Akia Eggleston in September, many news outlets — national, online, and radio — have taken interest in her case. CrimeWatch Daily aired a story on Akia and mentioned a possible person of interest in her disappearance, but police did not identify the individual in the piece.
A month after Akia vanished, I interviewed Akia's close friend Cici Diaz. Miss Diaz stated that her cousin is the father of Akia's baby and that his girlfriend had been harassing Akia. She said the two women couldn't stand each other. Miss Diaz also stated that the woman had been sending Akia threatening text messages. However, our sources indicate that both the father of Akia's unborn child and the woman have been interviewed by investigators and are not suspects.
In a bizarre twist, people posting on a FB page for this case claim the woman, who was allegedly harassing Akia, has not shown up for work and that friends and colleagues have been unable to get in touch with her.
The national media attention this case is now getting is long overdue and will hopefully lead to answers for Akia's family. Don't forget, Akia was 8-months pregnant and also has a three-year-old daughter who misses her mom and will one day want to know what happened to her. That little girl deserves answers.
Claudia Rivero Investigative Reporter/Producer