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Spanaway woman missing for two weeks

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on May 31, 2012 at 7:28 pm |
June 6, 2012 3:04 pm

A 53-year-old Spanaway woman has been missing for nearly two weeks and her family is pleading with the public to report any possible sightings.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department took the missing person report on Rita Kagawa May 23.

Her brother and sister-in-law, who live two miles from her in Spanaway, grew concerned after Kagawa’s boss called to say she had missed three days of work stocking shelves at a local Walmart.

Her family said it is out of character for Kagawa to disappear without telling anyone, especially her 12-year-old daughter, who lives with Kagawa’s ex-husband. Kagawa’s son, a soldier deployed in Afghanistan, said he has not heard from his mother either.

The last known person to have seen Kagawa was her ex-husband on May 18. He also told family members that Kagawa had sent their daughter text messages Friday.

Volunteers will gather at noon Saturday in a parking lot at the corner of Pacific Avenue South and Military Road South to pass out fliers on Kagawa’s disappearance.

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