15-year-old from Tukwila is missing as mother fears human trafficking is involved

27 July 2023

A Tukwila family is desperately searching for their missing teen daughter, Malaya Dorsey, fearing she could be a victim of human trafficking. The daughter is 15 years old.

She was last spotted last Friday at the Jackson gas station off of Interurban Avenue near I-5 in Tukwila, five days before her 15th birthday.

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“When you come home, I’m not going to even ask any questions. I’m just going to listen and I’m not going to give any advice because I honestly don’t know,” Christine Carrigan Oxenberg, Dorsey’s mother, told KIRO Newsradio.

Wednesday, the family got a tip that she was spotted getting off the 128 Metro bus a few stops away from the Woodridge Park Apartments around 2:45 p.m. in Burien with a young man. Her mother said Malaya may have met someone online before she disappeared.

According to KIRO 7, she was spotted again in Burien at Hilltop Park shortly after getting off the bus.

Tukwila Police are still actively investigating.

If you spot Malaya, call 911. The Tukwila PD case number is: CTP23-4252.

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For members of the community wanting to offer help searching, or help fund the expense of printing flyers or gas money for the family — you can contact Malaya’s aunt Rachael at 253-243-5592.

The National Human Trafficking Hotline is 888-373-7888.

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