An Amber Alert has been issued for 12 year old Zina Linnik who has been missing since around 9:45 pm on July 4, in an alley behind her house.
- Linnik is described as a blonde
- 4-foot-11-inch-tall Ukrainian girl
- weighs 80 pounds
- reportedly wearing a pink T-shirt, pink/orange/yellow
capri pants and red flip-flop sandals at the time of her disappearance.
- Her hair was in a ponytail.
State authorities issued an Amber Alert for Linnik, who was last seen around 9:45 p.m. on July 4, in an alley behind her house, Tacoma police said.
Witnesses reported hearing a scream and seeing a man get into an older, gray van and drive away.
Police said the driver of the van might or might not have been an Asian male as he was described earlier by police. (FOX NEWS)
Anyone with information is asked to contact Tacoma police at 253-591-5963.
An Independence Day celebration turned into a nightmare for a Tacoma family late Wednesday night when their 12-year-old daughter vanished, the victim of an apparent abduction.
The girl’s father, Michael Linnik, heard a scream from the alley in the back of the family house, then ran outside to see a van speeding from the area.
Police are searching for Zina Linnik, who was last seen around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday in the alley in the 2500 block of South J Street. They’re also seeking an older-model gray van seen leaving the neighborhood.
UPDATE I: Police searching for 2 possible witnesses to girl’s disappearance
Two people were seen at a bus stop near the home of 12-year-old Zina Linnik around the time she disappeared, according to Tacoma police.
Spokesperson Mark Fulghum said the two were seen at the bus stop at 25th and South ‘J’ Street before and after the time the girl disappeared. Police are now trying to find the two people in hopes they may have new clues that could aid the investigation. Police urge anyone with information on the two people to contact them.
The license plate of the van contains the numbers 1677, but a complete license number was not available. (KOMO-TV)