AURORA, Colo. — A Sacramento, California, woman has been arrested for trying to extort money from families of missing children, including the family of Lashaya Stine, who disappeared from Aurora in July 2016.
According to the federal complaint filed in California, 23-year-old Rozzari Young was arrested after getting caught in an undercover prostitution sting.
She had allegedly agreed to meet an undercover officer for sex in exchange for $120. During that bust, investigators found text message exchanges with two families.
Young is accused of threatening to hurt Stine if she wasn’t paid $2,000.
“I lost my mind that day,” Stine’s mother Sabrina Jones said. “I thought if I don’t do this, I’m gonna lose her forever.”
According to the criminal complaint, Young told Stine’s mother that Stine owed her money.
Jones stopped communicating with Young and reported the information to the Aurora Police Department.
Police cannot comment on the case because its an FBI investigation. The FBI won’t release any more information on the case.
Lashaya Stine is still missing and there is a $15,000 reward for information in the case. Jones hopes this arrest might bring her closure.
“Is this a coincidence or is this fate? You know like maybe we’re gonna finally find out what’s happened,” Jones said. “Closure. That’s what we need. No matter what that is.”
Young is also accused of reaching out to the parents of Alycia Yeoman.
Young told her parents that she wanted to get paid or Yeoman would be hurt. Yeoman was reported missing in March 2017. Her body was found in May 2017.
Young is charged with interstate transmission of a threat to injure with the intent to extort and interstate transmission of a threat to injure.AlertMe