North American Missing Persons Network
Teekah Latres Lewis

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Above Images: Lewis, circa 1999 Right: Age-progressed to age 17

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 23, 1999 from Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: July 4, 1996
  • Age: 2
  • Height: 3'0"
  • Weight: 35 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White/Black/Native
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Large birthmark on left
    buttock. Patches of light discoloration on her face as the
    result of eczema. Facial dimples. Wears hair in ponytails.
  • Medical Conditions: Lewis is asthmatic and requires medical
    supervision, as well as usage of an inhaler and/or ventilator.
  • Clothing: Green Tweety Bird sweatshirt, white sweatpants
    and black and white Air Jordan sneakers. She was carrying a clear
    purse imprinted with a fish design and an attached shoulder strap.
  • NCIC Number: M-185594585
  • Case Number: 990231121

  • Details of Disappearance
    Lewis and her family spent the evening of January 23, 1999 at New Frontier Lanes bowling alley on Center Street in Tacoma, Washington. Lewis was last seen playing a race car video game in the arcade section of the alley between 10:00 PM - 10:15 PM. She was a few feet from her family members and approximately six feet from the building's exit. Lewis' mother, Theresa English, said that she turned away for a moment and Lewis vanished. An extensive search of the area produced few clues as to her whereabouts.

    A witness at the bowling alley told authorities that an unidentified maroon Pontiac Grand Am sped out of the parking lot during the night Lewis disappeared. The vehicle may have had four doors and was possibly a late 1980s - early 1990s model with tinted windows and a spoiler. Another witness stated that an unidentified white man may have followed a child to one of the alley's exits during the night. The individual is described as being in his thirties with shoulder-length brown hair, facial pockmarks, a moustache and a large-sized nose. Investigators do not know if the vehicle or the unidentified man are connected to Lewis' case.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Tacoma Police Department
    (253) 798-4721
    Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI)
    (202) 324-3000

    Source Information
    National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Child Protection Education Of America
    Teekah Latres Lewis
    Jazzy Rose