Teekah Lewis was only 2-years-old when she went missing from a Washington bowling alley in 1999.
This year she will be 18-years-old and her family is still searching for her.
“Actually, this year, especially this month, is very upsetting to me because I’m hearing about all these graduation parties, these kids graduating, and my daughter should be walking down that aisle this year, but she’s not,” said Teekah’s mom, Theresa Lewis.
Teekah was at the New Frontier Lanes at 4702 Center St. in Tacoma on Jan. 23, 1999 with her family when she went missing. Her mother turned to watch her brother bowl and in that instant someone snatched Teekah.
There was a report that a boy saw two men hanging around the arcade area and appeared to be following Teekah. There was also a report of a 1980 or early 1990s maroon car, maybe a Pontiac Grand Am, that sped away at the time of Teekah’s disappearance.
Later police found that on the same day there was an attempted abduction in Oakland Park involving a car of the same description.
In 2012 Tacoma Police searched a home on the 800 block of S. Hawthorne St. after a man plead guilty to child luring at a different bowling alley. Nothing was found.
Tekkah is black and American Indian and has eczema with a skin discoloration on her face and left side of her buttocks. Her hair also had a silver streak on the front right side. She also has asthma.
If you have any information about her, please call the Tacoma Police Dept. at 1-253-798-4721.