‘We stayed up all night’: Lowcountry communities rally to find missing 16-year-old girl
CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – Family and loved ones are desperate for Diavion Corbett, 16, who went missing on May 4.
“Please go home. It is not worth the trouble, ”pleads Corbett’s grandmother.
The North Charleston Police Department is investigating this case as a fugitive. According to their report, Corbette was last seen on a CARTA bus in downtown Charleston.
“We stayed up all night. We were up all morning, ”says Shakieba Lesston, Corbett’s mother.
The family say Corbett wore a white t-shirt with pink writing, lime green shorts, a black fleece jacket and white sandals. They say she is around 5 square feet and wears purple and clear glasses.
“Everything can be sorted out. We really care about your safety at this point, ”says stepfather Lennon Lesston.
As each day passes, Corbett’s family grows more and more worried; especially knowing his medical history.
“Please, anyone. She has sickle cell anemia, she can have a seizure. If you know where she is, please give us a call, ”Shakieba Lesston says.
The local activist group Stand as One helps rally the community to research efforts. Spokesman Elijah Whiteside says it’s even more alarming because a similar situation recently occurred in the state capital.
“We need to start having honest conversations. In light of last week’s event, where a young queen who had been missing for 3 weeks was found dead in Colombia. As a community, we must do our part to bring Diavion home, ”says Whiteside.
Corbett’s family is asking for volunteers to help form research groups and distribute flyers. They can be reached at 843-530-1886.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the police immediately.