On April 9th, 2009, Alyssa talked to her grandma Barbara on the phone. It was around 6:30 that evening, and Alyssa’s grandma told her that her mom was getting worse.
She asked Alyssa to come home, and Alyssa said she was going to do that. Alyssa’s grandma has said that the very last thing Alyssa told her over the phone was to take care of her daughter for her.
Then, Alyssa disappeared. Her family would never see or hear from her after that phone call.
The Kent Police Department began looking into Alyssa’s disappearance, and they learned that the day she disappeared, someone saw Alyssa in Kent, close to Kent-Des Moines Road and 30th Avenue South.
“The witness saw a green 1990s model pickup truck, possibly with Oregon license plates, approach Alyssa,” Alyssa’s family wrote on Facebook.
“She has never been heard from again. Her mother died three days later, but her family was unable to get in touch with her. The day after her mother’s death, Alyssa’s cellular phone went out of service and stopped taking messages.”
“Authorities discovered Alyssa’s cellular phone dialed 911 at 9:15 p.m. on April 10, the day after she was last heard from.”
“The dispatcher heard a woman asking for help, but the phone did not have a GPS sensor and its exact location could not be determined before the line went dead. Authorities believe the call came from the Kent area, however. The caller has never been identified.”
Facebook; pictured above is another photo of Alyssa with her natural hair color
Alyssa’s loved ones know she never would have up and left all on her own. Her mom was seriously ill, her family needed her, and she had a daughter whom she adored and would not leave behind.