South Sound News

22 years later, case of kidnapped Tacoma toddler remains unsolved

TACOMA, Wash. — Teekah Lewis, who was kidnapped as a child from a Tacoma bowling alley, remains missing after 22 years.

She was only 2 years old when she vanished.

As the case remains open, detectives have released an age-progression photo showing how she may look now that she would be in her mid-20s.

She was last seen on Jan. 23, 1999, at about 10:30 p.m. at the New Frontier Lanes bowling alley located in the 4700 block of Center Street in Tacoma.

She had been playing in the arcade area of the bowling alley before she disappeared.

She is Black and Native American. At the time of her disappearance, she was 3 feet tall, 35 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes and pierced ears.

She was wearing a green Tweety Bird T-shirt, white sweatpants and red, white and black Air Jordan shoes and suffered from asthma and allergies.

A maroon late 1980s or 90s Pontiac Grand Am with tinted windows and a spoiler was seen speeding away from the bowling alley parking lot shortly after she disappeared.

Anyone with tips is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Tacoma/Pierce County at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).