Mom seeks public’s help in search for her daughter, who went missing 9 years ago

Rhonda White vows to find her long-lost daughter. And she’s asking for the public’s help.

Caleta White was 18 years old when she went missing. The inset age progression photo shows what she would look like today.

Caleta White was 18 years old when she went missing. The inset age progression photo shows what she would look like today.

Rhonda White vows to find her long-lost daughter.

And she’s asking for the public’s help.

Auburn Police Department investigators have nothing new to report on the case of Caleta S. White, who went missing nine years ago.

Caleta was 18 years of age when her mother on Aug. 21, 2006 last saw her.

When she disappeared Caleta was 5 feet 1 inches tall and weighed 83 pounds. She has brown eyes and black hair.

“She gave me a kiss and a hug and told me, ‘I’ll see you, Mom. I love you. I’ll call you,’ ” Rhonda said.

Caleta never called.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children completed an age progression photo of what Caleta, now 27, would look like in her 20s, as shown in the inserted photo.

“It’s been hard, very hard,” Rhonda said. “I’m still waiting for her call. I still hope to hear her voice again. I know that she is still alive.

“All I’m asking for is for someone to bring her back to me. I know she is still out there. I’m not giving up hope.”

Caleta, nicknamed “KK,” was looking forward to her senior year at Auburn High School. She planned to attend beauty college. But everything changed on that August day when she left her mother’s house in Auburn to take a bus to her boyfriend’s place in Tukwila.

Caleta was last seen on Metro Bus No. 128, wearing a yellow Adidas jacket, blue jeans, yellow boots and earrings.

The family began to worry because Caleta had always checked in before. She lived on her cellphone, but there has been no activity on it since her disappearance.

Auburn Police have continued their investigation into the circumstances surrounding Caleta’s disappearance, and it is believed that there are persons in the community who have information that could greatly assist with the investigation.

Anyone having information associated to Caleta’s disappearance is encouraged to call Auburn Police at 253-804-3119 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST).


 

 


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