October 6, 2016

Up to $20,000 Reward Offered Regarding 1979 Missing Teenager Case

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the successful resolution of a missing person case. Angela Mae Meeker was last seen in 1979, two days before her 14th birthday.

Last seen in Tacoma, Washington, Angela would now be 51 years old. The South Sound Cold Case Working Group combines FBI resources and investigations by partner agencies, including the Tacoma Police Department (TPD), which continues to seek answers for Angela’s disappearance.

“The FBI hopes that this reward is an additional incentive for people to come forward with information,” said Senior Supervisory Resident Agent Kelly Smith, who oversees the FBI’s criminal investigations in Pierce County. “Even the smallest piece of information may contribute to solving that puzzle. The South Sound Cold Case Working Group is committed to piecing together a picture of what happened 37 years ago.”

Anyone with information that can help identify this individual is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and are eligible to receive an additional cash reward of $1,000 if the information given leads to an arrest and charge of the person(s) involved. The FBI’s reward applies to information leading to Angela’s recovery and/or an arrest related to her disappearance.