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Flower vendor goes missing at Lakewood Farmers Market; van found wide-open FOUND

Moua Vang

UPDATE:  9/10/15 – Moua has been found on Friday and she admitted to staging her disappearance to look like she had been abducted.  She wanted to leave her family and got on a plane to go to an undisclosed location.  She purchased a plane ticket back to Seattle and Homeland Security realized she was a missing person and contacted the local police.  After talking with the police she was taken to a mental health facility when they landed as she was talking about suicide.

Original story:  A flower vendor at the Lakewood Farmers Market went missing on Tuesday from Washington.

Moua Vang, 31, from Kirkland sells flowers at the market and was last seen packing up her flower booth in the afternoon.

At 8 p.m. her van was found still in the parking lot.  The doors were wide-open, her cell phone and wallet left behind and the keys were there but she was no where to be found.  Another vendor called Moua’s husband to tell him the van was still in the parking lot.

Jor Chang, Moua’s husband is worried and says he doesn’t know what to do.  Jor and Moua have six children together. 

“My wife and I love each other and I trust her,” Jor said.  “I don’t think she would just run away.”

The Lakewood Police looked over surveillance video but did not see anything unusual.  They also checked the area and nearby buildings but found nothing.  They do believe someone interrupted her while she was cleaning up her booth. 

Moua works six days a week going to different farmer’s markets around Puget Sound selling flowers and produce. 

If you have any information on her whereabouts, please call the police at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip here. 



Jerrie Dean, who is retired from Federal Law Enforcement, is the Founder of Missing Persons of America and Missing Texas Forty.

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