The parents of a Washington teen missing since June 23 fear she is wrapped up in a sex trafficking ring.
Angelic Tracy 'Anji' Dean, 17, walked out of her Camas home around 10 p.m., leaving behind her wallet, bankcards and glasses. Police also found a cell phone she left behind that her father did not know she had.
Months before, Anji had told school councilors and teachers that she was caught in something she could not escape.
Her mother Lynda Jorgenson says Anji’s diary contains a chilling entry suggesting she was abducted. She believes her daughter knew her kidnapper and that she may have been forced into the sex trade.
The day she went missing, Anji texted her boyfriend and told him she was trapped in a dangerous situation and “they were going to kill you and my family.”
Police said a 25- to 34-year-old African American male with a goatee driving a light blue Volvo dropped her off at home at 4:30 p.m. the day she went missing.
The search for the teen has stretched as far as Portland.
“We have no idea where she is or who she’s with,” Jorgenson told KGW-TV. “She can’t be doing this on her own, so we’re really, really afraid for her. It scares the bejesus out of me because she didn't just run off on her own.”
The family is now working with the National Women's Coalition Against Violence and Exploitation.
“I don't believe she left thinking she was running away, I believe after speaking with law enforcement and the detective on the case that we may be dealing with a human trafficking situation here in Clark county,” NWcave President Michelle Bart said.