Aurora Police Still Searching For Lashaya Stine 5 Years After Disappearance
/ CBS Colorado
AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) - Aurora Police renewed their calls for the public to come forward with information that could help them find Lashaya Stine on Thursday, the five-year anniversary of the day she went missing. Investigators believe someone has information about where she might be and the agencies involved in the case have a $15,000 reward.
"Today, our hearts and sincerest thoughts are with Lashaya Stine and her family," a post on the police department Facebook page said on Thursday.
Stine is part of the statewide cold case database but police said in their post they refuse to give up on their search for her. Only a teenager at the time, she would now be 21. Police provided this description of Stine, a Black woman who was last seen as 5'6" tall, weighing around 150 lbs., with black hair, brown eyes, and a quarter-sized scar on her chest.
Last November investigators went into a house not too far from where she was last seen, near the intersection of Peoria and Montview in Aurora. They spent a few days there going inside and using a variety of equipment.
"They brought jack hammers, concrete saws, and heavy equipment the police department doesn't have," an APD spokesperson said at the time.
Community tips and other leads brought police and the FBI to that house, investigators said Stine knew the family that lived at the home. Five years ago, she was walking alone at 2:30 a.m. with surveillance video capturing the last images of her before she disappeared. Her mother told CBS4 in 2017 that Stine left without her wallet, phone charger, and clothes.
"I know God has a plan. I know that in my heart," Sabrina Jones said in that interview. "I always say, 'God you gave her to me, I just pray you give her back.'"
Anyone with information can contact the Aurora Police Department Crimes Against Children Tip-Line at (303) 739-6164 or remain anonymous by contacting Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-7867.