Houston Regional Amber Alert issued for 13-year-old after she went missing Friday in Hitchcock

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Thursday, June 15, 2023
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A Houston Regional Amber Alert was issued for Leanna Willis, 13, after she disappeared on Friday, June 9, on Bell Street in Hitchcock, officials say.

GALVESTON COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- Authorities issued a Houston Regional Amber Alert for a 13-year-old girl who was last seen in Hitchcock with a man, according to police.

Authorities said they learned Leanna Willis chats with adult men online through various platforms. They believe her disappearance may be connected to online solicitation.

Her father, Jamie Willis, said he was feeling nervous and scared.

"I still love her and want her to come home," he said.

Hitchcock police say Leanna was reported missing on Friday, June 9, after she disappeared in the 6500 block of Bell Street at about 4 p.m. Her family said they believed she was spending the weekend with other relatives.

When she didn't return on Monday, they went looking for her themselves. On Tuesday, they called police.

"Anytime a juvenile, a 13-year-old, is with a grown adult who either knows her age or doesn't, there is certainly a concern for her wellbeing," Capt. Jeff Evans with the Hitchcock police said. "Investigators are working with the Texas Center for The Missing and are also hoping to get help from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force."

Leanna was last seen getting into a silver four-door Toyota Camry with an unknown Black man.

Police said the girl was last seen wearing an oversized gray hoodie, black shorts, and slippers.

Below is a description of 13-year-old Leanna Willis:

  • Height: 5 feet, 5 inches
  • Hair color: Black with pink and blue braids
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Weight: 150 pounds
  • Ethnicity: Black or African American
  • County: Galveston
  • Birthmarks: No
  • Piercings: No
  • Glasses: No

Anyone with information concerning her whereabouts should contact the Hitchcock Police Department at 409-986-5559.

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