WA WA - Alyssa McLemore, 21, Kent, 9 April 2009

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  1. KateB

    KateB New Member

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    Bumping for Alyssa. 6 years now.
     
  2. SassyBenton

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    Greetings – I am new to this case but am familiar with the area she disappeared from. I hope my questions don’t offend anyone. A couple of witnesses said they saw her approached by a man in a truck around Kent-Des Moines Road and 30th Avenue S. This is a seedy area with cheap motels, lots of prostitution going on. When the witnesses said she was approached by a man in a truck, where exactly was she? Standing near the road? Sorry I’m not trying to imply anything nefarious about her but it makes me wonder what she was doing in that area, she obviously was in a spot where others could see her, what was she exactly doing?
     
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    hayaletcatcher Active Member

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    I'm surprised and disappointed this case is still unsolved. I lived in Seattle when this happened and I remember seeing Alyssa's face on the news. Her father made some very emotional testimony. I remember he was wearing a blue shirt. You could just feel the pain in his voice. I'm positive that the way this case is still unsolved is NOT for a lack of the family caring. The details about the truck are fairly specific so I'm also surprised that didn't lead anywhere.
     
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    I'm new but wanted to ask... I read someone thought she might be a victim of sex trafficking. Do any of you ever look on Backpage or the other escort sites? I know of a few that you have to be a member to post and they screen their members. You have to be invited basically and in the business. I know an adult woman that posts on a few... Anyway, just curious.

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  6. doodles1211

    doodles1211 Well-Known Member

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    A Kent woman called 911, then disappeared. That was 10 years ago. Her family and police want to find her.

    Alyssa McLemore’s family had no idea she had gone missing under suspicious circumstances until Kent police showed up at her grandmother’s house. They said they had received a 911 call from the young woman, who asked for help before her phone went dead.

    The 911 call came in at 9:15 p.m. on April 9, 2009.

    McLemore’s mother died three days later.

    In the decade since McLemore disappeared, her aunt, Tina Russell, has led her family’s efforts to find out what happened to the bold, vivacious 21-year-old who loved dancing and roller-skating and regularly dyed her black hair blonde.

    Until last year, it had become an increasingly lonely search as interest in the missing-person case waned. But in January 2018, Russell got a social-media message from a grass-roots activist involved in the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) movement. She has since found new strength through shared heartbreak.

    “Dead or alive, my family needs to bring her home,” Russell said of her niece, who would now be 31. “I have a feeling in my spirit something is going to happen.”

    McLemore, who is of mixed Aleut and African American heritage, is among the unnumbered Native women and girls who have gone missing or been found violently killed in Canada and the U.S. over the past two centuries.

    The MMIW movement began with First Nations in Canada, prompting a Royal Canadian Mounted Police study in 2013 and later compelling the Canadian government to initiate a national inquiry in 2016. A final report is due at the end of this month. The movement spilled into the U.S., and the Washington Legislature passed legislation last spring that requires the Washington State Patrol to compile data and analysis of missing Native American women in the state by June.

    A Kent woman called 911, then disappeared. That was 10 years ago. Her family and police want to find her.
     
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    doodles1211 Well-Known Member

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  8. AmandaReckonwith

    AmandaReckonwith Defective Detective

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    I keep Alyssa's Case Archive as updated as possible, but there has not been great media coverage.
    Family, friends and supporters has a 10-year Vigil on Sunday in Kent.
    That's in there, courtesy of Aunt Tina Russell.
    Alyssa McLemore -WA- by amanda reckonwith
     
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    AmandaReckonwith Defective Detective

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    Since CNN picked up the story, several local sites are also reporting! Finally.
     
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