They added that they are devastated that she was one of the 12 victims killed at college night at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks on Wednesday night by gunman Ian David Long, an ex-Marine suffering from PTSD who was also found dead inside the bar.
"Yes all the other girls are safe", the suitemate responded to Mowry-Housley, noting that her niece was the only one still missing. "Can you please DM me your information?' According to the friend Ashley, Alaina was the only one out of 'a handful of girls [who] went to line dance tonight", and is now unaccounted for.
Somehow in the midst of their mourning, Tamara managed to post a gut wrenching tribute to her handsome niece, saying. "I'm hoping I'm wrong", he said. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. Earlier that day, he was outside the bar, trying to call his niece and working with the authorities to locate her.
Alaina's iWatch location last said she was inside the bar. We are broken. Our hearts are broken. In the end, 13 lives were lost, including that of the gunman who killed himself.
Mowry-Housley and Housley released a statement to ET Canada, confirming the death of Alaina: "Our hearts are broken".
"We send prayers and strength to all the victims' families and their community as well as our gratitude to the first responders".
In a statement later Thursday, however, the couple confirmed Adam's fears: Alaina had not survived the massacre.
Adam wrote: "My brother Arik, his wife Hannah, and my nephew Alex are some of the best people you'll ever meet". We love u! If you know anything or any information please let us know.