Barbara McLemore touches her granddaughter Alyssa McLemore’s image on the side of a long-haul truck at the unveiling Wednesday. Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste stands beside her. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)
Barbara McLemore touches her granddaughter Alyssa McLemore’s image on the side of a long-haul truck at the unveiling Wednesday. Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste stands beside her. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

‘Please help find me’: Photos of missing Kent woman to hit states’ highways

Alyssa McLemore is the first missing Native American woman to be featured on semitruck trailers as part of the Washington State Patrol’s 14-year-old “Homeward Bound” program, which features posters bearing the likeness of missing people to raise awareness and possibly aid in their recovery.  VIEW

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