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Category: Teekah Lewis


Vigil to be held Wednesday for Teekah Lewis, Tacoma girl missing since 1999

A candlelight vigil will be held Wednesday night in honor of Teekah Lewis, a 2 ½-year-old girl who disappeared Jan. 23, 1999, from a Tacoma bowling alley.

“I hate the 23rd of January. I don’t even want to wake up on that day but I do it. I do it for Teekah,” said her mother, Theresa Lewis.

Teekah went missing from New Frontier Lanes the night of Jan. 23 while her mother and other family members knocked down pins. The brown-eyed girl was last seen playing near a video game.

She was abducted about 10:15 p.m. Family members searched for

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Teekah Lewis case still open; man whose house was searched isn’t a suspect

A Tacoma man who was recently questioned about the disappearance of Teekah Lewis 13 years ago is not considered a suspect, police said.

Detectives on July 22 searched John William Black’s house in the 800 block of South Hawthorne Street but did not find anything tying him to the abduction of the 2 ½-year-old girl who was last seen at a bowling alley in 1999.

“Nothing significant was found to indicate his involvement,” police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.

Detectives decided to interview Black after learning he pleaded guilty to a 2010 child-luring case at a different Tacoma bowling alley.

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