CO LASHAYA STINE: Missing from Aurora, CO - 15 July 2016 - Age 16

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Lashaya's photo is shown age-progressed to 19 years. She was last seen on July 15, 2016. Lashaya may travel to Missouri, Kansas, New Mexico, or Arizona. She may wear a wig. Lashaya may have experienced a weight loss since the missing date.

NCMEC: Have you seen this child? Lashaya Stine



Lashaya was last seen in Aurora, Colorado in the early morning hours of July 15, 2016. She left home without her mother's permission to meet an unspecified individual and never came back. The last sighting of her was on a surveillance camera, walking near a bus stop in the 1600 block of north Peoria Street at 2:23 a.m. She has never been heard from again.

Lashaya left behind her clothes, wallet, money, phone charger and other belongings. She has no history of running away from home or getting into trouble, and she disappeared the day before a job interview.

Lashaya's family believes she was abducted by sex traffickers. There have been sightings of her reported in the Colfax Avenue area of Aurora; witnesses stated that the girl resembling Lashaya was being kept drugged and was forced into prostitution. She may have also been seen in the Kansas City, Missouri area, and in the states of Kansas, New Mexico and Arizona.

Lashaya was an honors student at George Washington High School at the time of her disappearance. She dreamed of becoming a nurse and had gotten an internship at the University of Colorado Hospital. She's considered to be in danger and her case remains unsolved.

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SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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16-year-old Lashaya Stine left her Aurora, Colorado home in the middle of the night on July 15, 2016. It's believed that she left to meet someone that night and that she has since been trafficked. Leads have taken authorities to several states but they have not located Lashaya. Have you seen Lashaya Stine? Please call the Aurora Police Department at 303-627-3100 or Colorado Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

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Missing Teen: Police And FBI Search Aurora Home For Lashaya Stine​

Police officers and FBI agents investigating the disappearance of Lashaya Stine searched a home in Aurora Tuesday morning. Aurora police said only that they were “following a lead and conducting investigations.”

The house is located at 2200 Lansing Street near the area Stine was last seen. Aurora police say they and the FBI finished their searches Tuesday night, but will resume on Wednesday.

The family issued a statement on Tuesday:
“Our family remains hopeful that we will find Lashaya and bring her home. The Aurora Police Department has worked on this case since the day she went missing and we thank them for following every lead. We believe that someone in the community has information about where she is. Please, if you know anything, come forward.”

The Aurora Police Department, Metro Denver Crime Stoppers and FBI are offering rewards totaling $15,000 for information that helps them find Lashaya.
 

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Aurora police, FBI searching vacant home related to disappearance of Lashaya Stine four years ago​

Local and federal authorities are searching a vacant house in Aurora in connection with the disappearance of Lashaya Stine, more than four years after she went missing.

Stine was last seen on surveillance video walking near Peoria Street and Montview Boulevard at 2:15 in the morning on July 15, 2016. She was 16 years old at the time.

Officers have spent thousands of hours running down tips from across the country and they still don’t know what happened to Stine.
 

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It sounded like she had a lot going for her. On the one hand they say she is being trafficked (they think) but on the other hand they search a vacant home four years later in the town she disappeared from? The two things do not seem to go together particularly. Any idea whose home it is? Was it her home or that of a suspected perp I wonder?
 

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It sounded like she had a lot going for her. On the one hand they say she is being trafficked (they think) but on the other hand they search a vacant home four years later in the town she disappeared from? The two things do not seem to go together particularly. Any idea whose home it is? Was it her home or that of a suspected perp I wonder?
Yeah I don't know if she was trafficked if they're searching a home. There must be rumors about something that went on there.
 

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Aurora police and FBI agents on Thursday wrapped up their search of a home where they hoped to find more clues about the disappearance of 16-year-old Lashaya Stine, and said they will start processing evidence they found.

However, police did not reveal what sort of evidence was discovered at the home at 2200 Lansing St. in Aurora, where they searched for three days. On Thursday, Aurora Fire and Rescue used jackhammers, concrete saws and other heavy equipment to assist in the search for evidence, said Matthew Longshore, an Aurora Police Department spokesman.

Aurora police and FBI agents on Thursday wrapped up their search of a home where they hoped to find more clues about the disappearance of 16-year-old Lashaya Stine, and said they will start processing evidence they found.

However, police did not reveal what sort of evidence was discovered at the home at 2200 Lansing St. in Aurora, where they searched for three days. On Thursday, Aurora Fire and Rescue used jackhammers, concrete saws and other heavy equipment to assist in the search for evidence, said Matthew Longshore, an Aurora Police Department spokesman.

At about 3:30 p.m., an unmarked car backed into the house’s garage and police closed the garage doors to conceal what was happening inside. About a minute later, the car pulled away.
 

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If anybody needs some more background on this case, I recommend listening to The Vanished podcast linked above in post #2. It's only about 30 minutes. They go into who Lashaya is as a person and why they think she may be (or may have been) caught up in sex trafficking.
 

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Aurora Police Still Searching For Lashaya Stine 5 Years After Disappearance​

Aurora Police renewed their calls for the public to come forward with information that could help them find Lashaya Stine on Thursday, the five-year anniversary of the day she went missing. Investigators believe someone has information about where she might be and the agencies involved in the case have a $15,000 reward.

“Today, our hearts and sincerest thoughts are with Lashaya Stine and her family,” a post on the police department Facebook page said on Thursday.

Stine is part of the statewide cold case database but police said in their post they refuse to give up on their search for her. Only a teenager at the time, she would now be 21.
 

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43 unsolved missing cases the FBI needs fresh leads on
Amid the disappearance of Gabby Petito that has captured the nation's attention, FBI officials say hundreds of thousands of people go missing every year. In May, the FBI conducted an internal audit and compiled a list of 43 unsolved cases of people under the age of 21 that the agency says need fresh leads. Some date back decades. Here's the list.

Lashaya Stine was 16 when she went missing from Aurora, Colorado, on July 15, 2016. More information and age-progressed photos here.

Lashaya Stine was 16 when she went missing from Aurora, Colorado, on July 15, 2016. More information and age-progressed photos here.
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'I just want to know': Aurora mom still waiting for her daughter's return 5 years after her disappearance​

Sabrina Jones says she has cried enough tears to fill the entire state of Colorado. She's a mom of six children — five of them boys and her only daughter whose 22nd birthday is Feb. 8. There is still cake and a celebration, but no Lashaya.

Lashaya Stine hasn’t been home in five and half years.

“You really want to know what I think? I think that whatever situation she was in, I think it was bad," said Sabrina. "I think that, I do believe that Lashaya was being trafficked.”

“It used to be I'd be so afraid for somebody to tell me that she was deceased," said Lashaya's mother. "But now it's... I'm at this point now where whatever it is, please somebody. Just help me find out what happened to her. More than anything in this world, even if it means the worst, I just want to know what happened to her… good or bad. If she's out there living her best life, I want to know about that. If she's under another identity, I just want to know that. If my baby is not alive, I want to know that.”
 

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Aurora Police vow to continue search for LaShaya Stine​

Six years later, Aurora Police say they are not giving up on finding LaShaya Stine. She disappeared in 2016 at around 2 a.m. near East Montview and North Peoria.

Authorities are offering a $15,000 reward for anyone with more information about Stine's whereabouts. She would be 21 years old at this time.

 

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