MP of the week: Alyssa McLemore

This week’s featured missing person is Alyssa Angelique McLemore, a pretty 21-year-old mother of one who disappeared from Kent, Washington five years ago next month. She sometimes bleached her black hair bright blonde, but I’m not 100% sure what color it was when she disappeared. You can see more photos of her, with both black and blonde hair, on her Facebook page.

There are two disturbing aspects of Alyssa’s disappearance that point to foul play. The first is that she vanished while her mother, whom she was close to, was dying of a terminal illness. Her mother died three days after Alyssa was last seen. The second detail is that Alyssa, or some other woman using her cell phone, called 911 on the day after she was last seen and asked for help, but the line went dead and the authorities weren’t able to trace the call’s location.

Alyssa’s young daughter, who would now be about eight years old, doubtless wants to know what happened to her mother. Alyssa also has other loved ones still looking for her and wondering what became of her. One way or the other, I hope she turns up.

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5 thoughts on “MP of the week: Alyssa McLemore

  1. Peter Henderson Jr. March 11, 2014 / 7:36 am

    I don’t want to prejudge but it should be noted that the location 30th Avenue South and Kent-Des Moines Road, the location Alyssa was lasted spotted, is one block from the Pacific Highway South, two stretch’s of road made infamous by Gary Ridgway in the ‘80’s

    It’s the general area sung about in Neko Case’s song “Deep Red Bells”

    “He led you to this hiding place
    His lightning threats on silver tongue
    The red bells beckon you to ride
    A hand print on the driver’s side
    It looks a lot like engine oil
    And tastes like being poor and small
    And popsicles in the summer”

    It always has to come to this
    Red bells ring this tragic hour
    Lost sight of the overpass
    The daylight won’t remember that
    When speckled fronds raise ’round your bones
    Who took the time to fold your clothes
    And shook the valley of the shadow?

    Where does this mean world cast its cold eye?
    Who’s left to suffer long about you?
    Does your soul cast about like an old paper bag?
    Past empty lots and early graves.
    Those like you who lost their way
    Murdered on the interstate
    While the red bells rang like thunder.”

    About her song Case said : “This has a lot to do with growing up in Washington state during the time when the Green River Killer was active, when I was in junior high. It’s frightening. It has a lot to do with when you’re a kid and you see that stuff on TV all the time.

    The news definitely made the distinction that these women were prostitutes, in fact they didn’t talk about them like they were women much at all, which made me feel really bad for the women.

  2. Meredith March 12, 2014 / 8:04 am

    I am somewhat local and have wondered if Alyssa’s case has to do with human trafficking. The fact the guy she was last seen with had Oregon liscense plates also makes me wonder if she is possibly now in Portland, since Portland has a problem with sex trafficking.

  3. Peter Henderson Jr. March 12, 2014 / 11:46 am

    I agree Meredith. Its possible she was sold by one pimp to another, then forced to leave the area.

    The same thing applies to Danica Childs, 17, who has been missing since 12/21/07 from Kent, Washington.

    Coincidently Meaghan just updated Danica ‘s case today

    My take on Danica Childs case at link:

    • Meredith March 12, 2014 / 2:14 pm

      I know about Danica, who I actually sent Meaghan the new information about. I am a northern Seattle girl and even when I actually lived in northern Seattle I never saw a lot of crime up there. Southern Seattle has a lot of gang violence compared to up north and then a lot of the neighboring towns south have always had a lot of problems. I do wonder if Alyssa and Danica’s disappearances are connected.

  4. CORY BOBER April 28, 2017 / 10:44 am

    IS IT POSSIBLE THAT ALYSSA MCLEMORE WAS JUST FOUND DEAD IN THE CITY OF DES MOINES, WA ON 04.25.17 JUST OUTSIDE OF ‘ZENITH PARK?’ THE BONES FOUND BY A SURVEY CREW WERE FOUND IN SWAMPY WOODS ABOUT 250 YARDS NORTH OF ZENITH PARK AND NOT ACTUALLY IN THE PARK. MCLEMORE’S DENTAL RECORDS SHOULD BE ON FILE WITH THE KCME SO A POSITIVE ID SHOULD BE EASY TO MAKE AS LONG AS THE SKULL WAS FOUND WITH TEETH IN IT AND IT DOES BELONG TO MCLEMORE. WITHOUT A SKULL DNA WILL HAVE TO BE DONE TO MAKE ID AND THAT WILL TAKE SOME TIME. I DO BELIEVE MCLEMORE AND CHILDS AND WELL AS EMILY COLLINS WERE ALL MURDERED BY THE SAME MAN. THEY NEED TO SEARCH 16TH AVE S. BETTER AND LOOK FURTHER IN ZENITH PARK FOR ADDITIONAL VICTIMS, THEY MAY HAVE MISSED SOMETHING SINCE 04.25.17 IN THAT AREA AND COPS ARE KNOWN TO RECOVER REMAINS AND MISS OTHERS RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET OR IN THE SAME GENERAL AREA WHERE ONE IS FOUND. GUESS TIME WILL TELL WHO THE REMAINS BELONG TO THAT WERE JUST FOUND RIGHT? NO QUESTION WHOEVER WAS JUST FOUND DID NOT CRAWL OFF OF THE ROAD AND DIE THERE BY CHOICE – THAT IS A MURDER, NO QUESTION, BUT I SUPPOSE THE C.O.D. WILL NEVER BE KNOWN BEING SCATTERED BONES ONLY WERE FOUND. HERE IS A STORY ABOUT THE DISCOVERY OF THE HUMAN BONES IN DES MOINES, WA THIS WEEK: http://q13fox.com/2017/04/26/skeletal-remains-believed-to-be-human-found-in-woods-near-des-moines-park-police-say/

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