Cleveland case inspires parents of missing kids in WA
Posted on May 6, 2013 at 11:15 PM
Updated Monday, May 6 at 11:50 PM
Theresa Lewis scans breaking news online, reading the incredible story of three women, all of them victims in separate kidnappings found in the same Cleveland home.
"It gives me hope,” said Theresa Lewis. “I've never lost hope and I'll never lose hope. I know she's out there somewhere.”
Lewis talks a lot about hope. It's been keeping her going for a decade and half. Her daughter Teekah was just two years old disappeared from a Tacoma bowling alley in 1999. If she is still alive, she'd be 17 this July.
"Makes me wonder could it be a neighbor that has mine?” Lewis asked.
Lewis says as rare and as incredulous as these stories are, they remind the parents of missing kids to remain vigilant. And they remind the public of the role it can play in bringing those kids home.
"Maybe with people seeing this story, it will make those people look a lot harder, because you never know who is living next door to you,” said Lewis.