Missing Since: 08/22/06
Missing from: Tukwila, King, Washington
Date Of Birth: 03/18/88
Age at disappearance: 18
Weight: 83 lbs
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Characteristics: Blue or pink
highlights in hair. Pierced ears. Medium complexion.
Medical Conditions: Caleta has a medical
Clothing: Yellow “Adidas” jacket, blue jeans,
yellow athletic shoes.
Details of Disappearance
White was last seen in the afternoon of August 22, 2006, on Metro Bus #128. She is believed to have been en route to her boyfriend’s residence in the Tukwila, Washington area at the time. She has never been heard from again. White’s loved ones stated it is uncharacteristic of her to be out of touch with them. There has been no activity on her cellular phone since her disappearance; prior to going missing, she used it frequently.
White’s boyfriend has a criminal history and has allegedly given inconsistent statements to police about her disappearance. He is not being called a suspect in her case, however. White had a doctor’s appointment scheduled for August 24, two days after her disappearance, and missed it.
Auburn, Washington police are investigating White’s disappearance. She may have traveled to Tacoma, Washington after she went missing. Her case remains unsolved and foul play is suspected.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Auburn Police Department
Oct 27, 2006
She should have called home long ago. And while Caleta White’s family hopes for the best, they fear the worst. Now her family and police need your help to find her.
“I miss her laughter,” says White’s older sister La Rhonda Ward. “She was a very happy person and this is just definitely not like her at all.”
Ward says Caleta is like any 18 year old. She might go off in a huff. But also like any 18 year old, she lives on her cell phone.
And Ward can’t explain why her sister – her best friend – hasn’t called or seen her since late August.
“She’d never, ever,” exclaims Ward, “she would not take that long to call me back; she would definitely would have called me.”
If Caleta went where she said she was going, detectives figure she probably got off at a bus stop in Tukwila, north of SeaTac. She was living nearby with her boyfriend.
Several things make police and Caleta’s family suspect foul play.
“She’s had ample time to contact family and hasn’t,” says Auburn Police Sgt. Jamie Sidell. “Her acquaintance, her boyfriend has a criminal background, her acquaintances stories about where they last saw her are inconsistent.”
Caleta is small and slight, standing 5 foot 1 inch tall and weighing just over 80 pounds. She was last seen wearing a yellow Adidas jacket, blue jeans and yellow boots.
Her family misses her, and it’s just getting worse, “birthdays and holidays that she would always be there and she hasn’t called,” Ward wipes away tears.
Police don’t know if this is foul play or just an 18 year old being irresponsible. Either way, her family needs to know. Although White was last seen in Tukwila, her mother lives in Auburn and that’s where her disappearance was first reported. So any tips on this case should be reported to Auburn Police or 911. Or you can contact Caleta White’s family at 206-852-8397
If you have any information on this case please contact CUE Center For Missing Persons at (910) 343-1131 24 hour tip line (910) 232-1687.
All information submitted to CUE Center For Missing Persons is confidential.