50 people in 50 days: Tot disappears from bowling alley
Teekah Lewis would have turned 13 on July 4, 2010. Forensic experts created this age-enhanced photo of the missing girl.
February 11th, 2011
07:49 PM ET

50 people in 50 days: Tot disappears from bowling alley

Editor's note: Nancy Grace's new show on HLN, "Nancy Grace: America's Missing," is dedicated to finding 50 people in 50 days. As part of the effort, which relies heavily on audience participation, CNN.com's news blog This Just In will feature the stories of the missing.

This is the 20th case, and it airs Friday at 9 p.m. ET on HLN.

What began as a family night at the bowling alley turned into an evening that the relatives of Teekah Lewis will never forget.

The family took up two lanes in New Frontier Bowling Lanes in Tacoma, Washington, on a busy Saturday night in January 1999. Relatives of 2-year-old Teekah took turns watching her while she played arcade games. An uncle turned away to watch another relative bowl, and when he turned his attention back to where Teekah was sitting, she was gone.

The bowling alley made an announcement over the loudspeaker but it was too late. Police have only one clue - a witness said they saw a 1980s Pontiac Grand Am pull out of the parking lot around the time that Teekah disappeared. The vehicle was maroon with dark windows and a large spoiler.

When she disappeared, Teekah was wearing a green Tweety Bird T-shirt, white sweatpants and Air Jordan sneakers. She was carrying a clear fish-printed purse stuffed with Starburst candy. She would be 13 years old today.

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. kim

    I sure wish they stop taking other people children. There is a slim chance this child is alive and that why the family continue to searce. The odds are she dead like so many abducted children. Very sad

    February 12, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. John Girard

    It takes prayer an hope

    February 13, 2011 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  3. Ralph

    Have any of these people been found? Cnn keeps reporting this but I thought her goal was to find the people.

    February 13, 2011 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    yea ralph i keep asking the same question! i could endure listening to that loudmouth bully nancy grace if i knew she was really making a difference ya know?

    February 13, 2011 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  5. tilmer

    Yea agreed.. All she does is talk, she's not doing any good ! She cares about her rating and airtime, wen the families are suffering...just sickening 😦

    February 13, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  6. lork

    My brother and his friend where security guards at the bowling alley but were laid off a month before this incident simply because the owner of the bowling alley wanted to save money. A detective called my brother and asked where he was at the time of Tekas disappearance, he said he was at home with a twisted back from a training exercise.

    Whats sad, was the bowling alley owner just wanted to save a few bucks, laid off the security guards "my brother and his friend" a month before and this happens.

    Parents, please, do your self a favor, evaluate the environment for possible dangers.

    May 18, 2012 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |