AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) — 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.
Stine was an honors student at George Washington High School. Her family said she was planning to go to college to study nursing.
Anyone with information is asked to call our partners at Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP. There is a reward of up to $15,000 in this case.
Stine’s family released the following statement:
“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.”
Stine’s mother, Sabrina Jones, said she has not slept in 24 hours.
“I don’t 100% know what’s going on and what led us to this point,” she told FOX31’s Alex Rose. “You know, sometimes I think that something did happen to her, you know, and I’ve been thinking that all day long. We don’t know what’s going on, but obviously something is. Otherwise they wouldn’t be there with the FBI.”
Jones said she is preparing for her fifth Christmas without her daughter.
“I would have never imagined in my life that I would be sitting here today still looking for my only daughter. How would you feel if someone did something like this to your child, and no one would come forward to help you find them? Please, please, please, come forward and say something,” Jones said.
Watch the interview with Jones below: