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Troopers team up with truckers to bring missing children home


The Washington State Patrol is teaming up with a trucking company to use semi trailers to try to bring missing children home.

On Wednesday, June 5, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) and Blaine-based trucking company Kam-Way Transportation unveiled a new trailer with graphics designed to raise awareness about the disappearance of Alyssa McLemore.

McLemore has been missing from Kent, Washington, since 2009. Her last known contact was a distressed call to 911 asking for help.

The trailer is part of a WSP program dating back from 2005 called Homeward Bound that uses graphics on semi trailers to help with the recovery of missing children. Kam-way provides the trailers and pays for the graphics, according to The Northern Light.

Kam-way has other trailers featuring missing children Teekah Lewis and Misty Copsey as part of previous efforts with the WSP’s Homeward Bound program.

According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 1 in 6 missing children are recovered due to the public viewing of a photo.

Homeward Bound truck unveiling featuring Alyssa McLemore

Posted by Washington State Patrol on Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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