Where is Ali Gilmore?: 6 Years Later - SLIDESHOW

By: Eyewitness News, Julie Montanaro Email
By: Eyewitness News, Julie Montanaro Email

UPDATED 2.3.2012 by Julie Montanaro

A Tallahassee woman disappeared without a trace six years ago today.

Ali Gilmore has never been found - dead or alive - and police have never named a suspect in her disappearance.

Back in 2006, Her face loomed ten feet tall on billboards all over town.

Ali Gilmore. 30 years old, pregnant missing. She didn't show up for work one day and no one ever saw or heard from her again.

Her mother fears she's dead. She's convinced someone knows something and prays they won't be able to keep that secret forever.

"Everybody wants to know what happened to Ali. How could a person just get up and vanish?" Laurvetta McLawrence said on the phone from her home in West Palm Beach.

Gilmore disappeared on February 3, 2006. There were no signs of struggle in her home in Wilson Green. Her purse was untouched. Her car was still in the driveway.

Neighbors say people still stop by a memory garden nearby to light candles or leave flowers.

Tallahassee police consider this a missing persons case. It is not classified as a homicide.

"At this point, we do not have a named suspect but we do have an investigator who works these cases and we don't want to rule anybody out," said TPD Spokesman Dave Northway.

Ali Gilmore's mother still has a missing sign with Ali's picture on it in her front yard. It's faded from years of sun and rain. She hopes police will crack the case or get a critical clue before she has to ask the printers to make a new one.

"It's a long six years, not knowing where my child is or the remains of her body," McLawrence said. "I would like to know what happened before I leave this earth."

"There's no justice," she said. "Ali deserves justice. Her parents deserve justice. Her sistes and brothers deserve justice."

If you have any information about Ali Gilmore's disappearance, call Tallahassee Police at 850-891-4200.

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Tallahassee, Florida - Feb. 3, 2012 - by Julie Montanaro

A Tallahassee woman vanished without a trace, six years ago today. Ali Gilmore has never been found, dead or alive.

This is still classified as a missing persons case. It has never been classified as a homicide, and TPD has never named a suspect in Ali Gilmore's disappearance.

Gilmore disappeared on Feb. 3rd, 2006. There was no sign of struggle in her home. Her car was still parked in the driveway with her purse inside. She literally vanished. The 30 year old worked 2 jobs, one at the Florida Department of Health, the other at Publix. She was 4 months pregnant at the time of her disappearance. TPD says there is still an investigator assigned to this case and they do get tips from time to time, but after 6 years, this is considered a cold case.

We'll talk with Ali Gilmore's mother. She still has a missing sign with Ali's picture on it in her front yard. She is battling a variety of health problems. All she wants to know before she leaves this earth is what happened to her baby girl.

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Six years ago, a pregnant Tallahassee woman disappeared without a trace.

30-year-old, Ali Gilmore, was last seen leaving her part-time job at the old Publix on Apalachee Parkway at about 11p.m. on February 2, 2006.

Gilmore didn't report to work at the Florida Department of Health on February third, 2006 and hasn't been seen or heard from since.

Family, friends and police looked for Gilmore for about a year using billboards, flyers and volunteer searches. A candlelight vigil was held on the one year anniversary of her disappearance. At that vigil Tracy Smith, Gilmore's sister said, "I am very happy and pleased at the community came out to support and it really reinforces the love that everyone has for Ali." Gilmore was separated from her husband James Gilmore at the time of her disappearance and police said he was a person of interest. However, in March 2007, a Leon County judge ruled that he was the sole beneficiary of his missing wife's estate.

Later that year, FDLE featured Gilmore's picture on cold-case playing cards, but the case remains unsolved.


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