Mother of missing Genesee Co. woman says human trafficking task force now investigating

February 10, 2017 11:16 PM

Jennifer Say says that her daughter's disappearance has now drawn the attention of Florida's Attorney General and Human Trafficking Task Force. 

Jennifer's daughter, 22-year-old Pembroke native Alexis Say, was last seen in the waiting room of a Miami hospital on January 23, where she was being discharged after treatment for a seizure. 

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Alexis was reportedly in the lobby waiting for a ride and was seen talking to somebody, and she reportedly had no reportedly I.D. or cell phone with her at the time, says her mother.

"The last time she was seen she was sitting in the lobby, presumably waiting for the rehab to pick her up. and there has not been a trace of her since then."

That was 18 days ago and the last time anybody saw or heard from Alexis Say. The 22-year-old had moved to Miami, Florida last fall. She experimented with heroin, but decided to get clean and went to rehab. While there she had a seizure and was taken to the hospital. Say says her daughter was waiting for transportation back to rehab when she disappeared.

"When she got to that hospital, she had no cell phone. The rehab center didn't call me to tell me that she was there. She borrowed another patient's phone and told the patient, 'I just need to call my mom and make sure she knows where I am'... and she did," according to Say.

Alexis Say is the granddaughter of Peggy Say. You may recall Peggy Say's campaign in the late 80s to gain her brother Terry Anderson's freedom. Anderson had been held by Hezbollah in a Lebanese prison. Say describes her daughter as beautiful inside and out, but often too trusting. Like Peggy Say, she's waging an all-out campaign to bring her daughter home safely.

"Speaking with the human trafficking task force, they made it clear that if she is a victim of human trafficking, it is very unlikely that she would still be in this area and I can't possibly make it over the entire country to hand out flyers everyday. I need the public's help, I need everybody's help."

She has launched a Facebook page, to help spread the word. You can find it here.

Other resources

Miami Police: (305)4-POLICE
Missing Person's Bureau: (305)418-7200
Local Hotline: (585)545-5045


Lynette Adams

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