Missing: Alyssa McLemore
By Carrie Eigbrett | WWH It’s been almost two years since Barbara McLemore has seen her daughter or granddaughter. They all were living together in April of 2009. Her own daughter suffering from scleroderma, a disease that hardens connective tissues in the body, she thought things couldn’t get any worse. Until they did. Her daughter was getting worse, so she called her granddaughter, 21 year old Alyssa,at 6:30 p.m. on April 9.
“She assured me that she would be there,” said Barbara McLemore to Kiro TV.
Alyssa never came home that evening. Three days later her mother passed away, as close as she was to her mother, she never showed for any of the services. She also has a three year old daughter, who according to family she would never leave behind or go a day without seeing.
“She usually goes out for a day comes back the next day. She’s never gone this long,” said former boyfriend Albert Walker to Komo News. “This is not like her at all, not like her at all.”
When McLemore was reported missing a witness in the area of Kent-Des Moines Road and 30th Avenue S. stated that they had seen Alyssa being approached by a mid to late-90′s green pickup, possibly a standard cab, with Oregon license plates.
Furthermore, a second witness described a white man, between the ages of 55 & 62 years old, 5’8″, approximately 180 pounds who was driving a similar green truck.
It is believed McLemore knows the driver of that truck.
An investigation also revealed a 911 call from McLemore’s phone at 9:15 p.m. the day after she vanished. The 911 dispatcher heard a woman’s voice asking for help. The phone did not have a GPS sensor, so the caller’s exact location could not be determined. But the signal strength suggests the call came from the Kent area.
“I don’t want to think about what could have happened,” said Walker to Komo News. “Maybe she got kidnapped, I don’t know. I don’t want to think about it, honestly.”
Investigators and family members are concerned about McLemore’s welfare because of the 911 call and because she hadn’t come home to check in on her ailing mother. It is still unknown whether McLemore has learned of her mother’s death.
“No matter what, even if we get any kind of news, we just need to know, something. I mean it’s really bad and it’s really, really sad,” said McLemore’s aunt Tina Russell tells Kiro TV. “I just want Alyssa to know, that wherever she is, that we need her, we love her, and I don’t want her to be scared to come home, because so much time has passed, thinking we’re gonna be mad, we just want her to come home.”
If you have any information on this case please contact Kent Police Department at 253-856-5800 or the CUE Center For Missing Persons at (910) 343-1131 or on their 24 hour tipline at(910) 232-1687.
Missing from Kent,Washington
Date of Birth:07/23/87
Age at Disappearance: 21
Height: 5’1 – 5’3