Tag: california

MISSING [07/11/1972] — Katrina Iris Ashford’s Car Was Found Abandoned Days After She Disappeared

I find it important to share stories of missing women who, decades ago, weren’t considered to be significant by law enforcement. In today’s culture, we may complain that stories of black women and girls are underrepresented in the media, yet, the advent of social media has helped communities take matters into their own hands when those who are hired to protect and serve fail them. Continue reading “MISSING [07/11/1972] — Katrina Iris Ashford’s Car Was Found Abandoned Days After She Disappeared”

MISSING [01/23/2019] — 12yo Sariyah Cherie Barker Ran Away From Her Therapist’s Office

Police in Oakland, California are asking the public to be on the lookout for a 12-year-old girl who went missing from the area last week.

On January 23, Sariyah Cherie Barker went missing from her therapist’s office located in the Fruitvale district of Oakland. She left the facility without her cellphone making contacting the pre-teen a nearly impossible task. She hasn’t returned home but authorities believe that she has been staying with someone in the area of 66th Ave and International Blvd. Sariyah has been spotted in Vallejo and West Oakland, as well.

According to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NaMus), Sariyah is 5’4″ tall and 105 pounds. At the time of her disappearance, she had dyed strawberry blonde hair, brown eyes, and was wearing a black Nike sweater, blue jeans, gray/purple Jordan sneakers, and a silver cross necklace.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Oakland Police Department at (510) 238-3641.

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MISSING (07/30/1999) — Alma Felicia Lewis Disappeared While Driving Cross Country

In the summer of 1999, Alma Felicia Lewis vanished without a trace. The last time anyone had contact with her was on July 30 in Memphis, Tennessee. Alma was on her way to California to pick up her child, but somewhere on the route, the 27-year-old disappeared.

The details in Alma’s missing person case are few and for almost 20 years investigators haven’t been able to piece together what happened to Alma on her journey. Because her mother, who lives in Illinois, reported her missing, the police there are in charge of her case.


At the time of her disappearance, Alma was 5’2″ tall and 144 pounds. She has black hair, brown eyes, multiple piercings in her ears and a scar over one of her eyebrows. She goes by the nicknames “Lady” and “Felicia.”

Anyone with information regarding Alma is urged to contact the Illinois State Police at 815-632-4010. Her agency case number is 06-13498ST and her NCIC Number is M-625839488. If you know anything about how or why Alma never made it to see her child, consider helping a family who has been searching for answers for decades.

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