Bottom Right: Age-progressed by NCMEC to 13 years (2008)
Teekah Latres Lewis
Missing since January 23, 1999 from Tacoma, Washington
Classification: Lost, Injured, Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Teekah Lewis was last seen on January 23, 1999 at approximately 22:30 at the New Frontier Lanes bowling alley in Tacoma, Washington. Nearly a dozen of Teekah's relatives were there. Teekah's family members, her mother, uncle and her mother's boyfriend, took turns staying with Teekah and watching over her. When her uncle briefly turned around to watch someone in their group bowl, he was only about a foot away from the toddler. But when he turned back toward where Teekah had been sitting, she was gone.
Teekah's family searched for her, and after a few minutes, ran up to alert the Tacoma police officer who was working security for New Frontier Lanes. He made an announcement over the loudspeaker.
Teekah's family and others who were at the alley began searching everywhere, and police stopped everyone leaving the parking lot.
According to police, the game room where Teekah was last seen was only six feet away from the exit.
Police had no leads and Teekah was no where to be found. Teekah's biological father was in prison at the time, which ruled out a custodial abduction.
Police questioned registered sex offenders in the area and checked the background of the bowling alley's employees, but came up empty-handed.
A witness said they saw a 1980s Pontiac Grand Am pull out of the parking lot around the time that Teekah disappeared. The vehicle was maroon with dark windows and a large spoiler.
Investigators Tacoma Police Department
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Detective Larry Lindberg
Tacoma Police Department
Agency Case Number: 99-0231121
NCMEC #: NCMC859446
NCIC Number: M-185594585 Source Information:
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
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