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Mom searches for answers in daughter's disappearance

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State police provided the following photos of Alyssiah Marie Wiley State police provided the following photos of Alyssiah Marie Wiley
Volunteers come out to Hubbard Park to search for clues on missing ECSU student Alyssiah Wiley Volunteers come out to Hubbard Park to search for clues on missing ECSU student Alyssiah Wiley
State police provided the following photos of Alyssiah Marie Wiley State police provided the following photos of Alyssiah Marie Wiley
MERIDEN, CT (WFSB) -

The mother of a missing Eastern Connecticut State University student is trying to help Connecticut State Police locate her daughter.

Corinna Martin went to neighborhoods where police previously searched, hoping someone has seen her child, Alyssiah Marie Wiley, 20.

And on Wednesday, Martin, along with family and volunteers, handed out fliers and searched Hubbard Park in Meriden.

"She would not walk away," Martin said. "She loved, she loves her life."

Wiley, who is a sophomore, was last seen on April 20; however, she wasn't reported missing until four days later when she failed to return to campus.

State police searched the campus grounds with dogs and interviewed students. They searched as far away as Ansonia and in Meriden.

Investigators said they have received several tips, but so far none have led to locating Wiley.

State police were seen at Hubbard Park on Monday. State police said they were looking for evidence but wouldn't go into details about which case the search was connected to.

Wiley's family said they are still convinced the young woman would not just take off and they believe someone knows where she is.

"This is not something that she did on her own," Martin said. "This is something someone forced upon her."

During the search for Wiley, state police said they were looking for a black Nissan Altima and located it in Bridgeport on Friday.

State police would not say how they located the vehicle in Bridgeport or who it's registered to. Martin told Eyewitness News Wiley got into that vehicle before her disappearance.

Friends and family said Wiley did have a boyfriend who drove her around. However, police told Eyewitness News they are not calling him a suspect.

Wiley, whose family lives in West Haven, did not own a car. She told roommates she was headed home for the weekend.

Oree Diaz said her granddaughter is kind and caring, and is praying nothing bad happened.

"Anybody that knows where Alyssiah is at, please, let my baby go," she said. "It's not so hard that you can love someone and hold them hostage and do something terrible to them. You can't love a person like that."

A Facebook page has also been set up by the Windham County State Attorney's Office to aid in the search. That page can be viewed here.

Police are urging anyone with information to call them or text their tip anonymously to CRIMES (274637).

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