Some have accused the police
of dragging their feet on Evans' case because she had been critical of law enforcement in her activism — an assertion the department strongly denies. "While every missing persons case is important to us the news has actually aired this case more than many others. We also posted it on our social media pages and don’t commonly do that for missing persons cases," Denise Alex-Bouzounis, a public information officer for the Columbus Police Department, told Refinery29 in an email on Saturday. "Last year nearly 7,000 missing persons cases were reported to us. That’s a lot. That’s also a tremendous amount of families and loved ones affected. We value everyone regardless of race, political affiliation, career or what not."