Escape of women in Cleveland gives Teekah Lewis' mother new hope

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TACOMA, Wash. - After three women escaped after being kidnapped and held in captivity in Cleveland for a decade, a South Sound mother whose daughter disappeared in 1999 has new hope.

Teekah Lewis was a toddler when she disappeared in Tacoma.

 Her mother, Theresa Lewis, said the news from Cleveland makes her wonder if her daughter could be closer than anyone thought.

 Teekah Lewis was 2-1/2-years-old when she was abducted while playing in a bowling alley as her family bowled nearby.

 Over the last 14 years, there have been several leads.

 Every January, Theresa Lewis goes back to the same area in Tacoma from which her daughter disappeared to remind people to keep an eye out for her.

 There have been no good leads in all this time, but Theresa Lewis said she never stops looking.

 “I look at every child.  I have a 15-year-old that resembles (Teekah). So, I look at her every day and I feel my Teekah,” said Theresa Lewis.

 Teekah Lewis would now be 16 and presumably in high school somewhere.

 Theresa Lewis asks that anyone with leads call police.

 The story from Cleveland prompted Theresa Lewis to plan a meeting with Tacoma detectives in hopes of rekindling the search for her daughter.