$20,000 reward offered in 1979 missing teen case

KING 5's Jenna Hanchard reports.

The FBI is offering up to $20,000 for information leading to an arrest or recovery in a 1979 missing person case out of Tacoma.

Angela "Angie" Mae Meeker was last seen on July 7, 1979, two days before her 14th birthday.  She left her home in south Tacoma and was on her way to the Tacoma Mall to buy a birthday card for a friend. Angela was seen at a party that evening, but did not return home and hasn't been seen since.

Angela would now be 51 years old.

The FBI is working with other local law enforcement agencies in a special group called the South Sound Cold Case Working Group, which continues to search for answers in the case.

“The FBI hopes that this reward is an additional incentive for people to come forward with information. Even the smallest piece of information may contribute to solving that puzzle," said Kelly Smith, who oversees the FBI’s criminal investigations in Pierce County.

Police describe what Angela Meeker would have looked like in 1979: Caucasian female,  5'1" tall, around 100 to 110 pounds with blondish-brown hair and hazel eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous and are eligible to receive an additional cash reward of $1,000.00 if the information given leads to an arrest and charge of the person(s) involved.

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