SWS: Madera: DTM to aid in missing girl

Alissa is still Missing and even more Missed. Nearing three years ago, on May 17, 2001, Alissa Marie Turney disappeared. Alissa was last seen at her residence in the vicinity of Bell Road and 34th St. in Phoenix, Arizona. The Phoenix Police ...

Alissa is still Missing and even more Missed.

Nearing three years ago, on May 17, 2001, Alissa Marie Turney disappeared. Alissa was last seen at her residence in the vicinity of Bell Road and 34th St. in Phoenix, Arizona. The Phoenix Police Department classified Alissa as an "endangered runaway" at the time of her disappearance. Most cases of runaway children are resolved in a short amount of time. As more and more time passes, the level of concern for Alissa's well being is greatly elevated. Alissa is a white female, 5' 4" inches tall, and 145 pounds with light brown hair, brown eyes and a small scar on her chin.

Alissa's father, Michael Turney, received a call from her within several days of his daughter's disappearance, "I was able to gain a location of the phone call but it ended up a dead end," said Michael. Michael's concern has left him searching franticly for his daughter. He spends a great deal of time searching the state of California.

Desert Thunder Motor Sports (DTM) and partner agency "Nations Missing Children Organization & Center for Missing Adults (NMCO) are in their fifth year of providing public awareness via the NASCAR "Elite Division" Auto Zone Southwest Series. The goal for this race is to reach out to the northern San Joaquin Valley area of California in hopes of generating that one lead that law enforcement can use to return this young lady to her home and her family.

The venue will be the Auto Zone "125" presented by Star Nursery at Madera Speedway, Madera, CA. It will take place Saturday night March 13, 2004. The event starts at 6:00pm.

"This event is special because we know there is still hope for Alissa and we must continue to believe she is alive and well," said Darrell LaMoure, driver of the Napa Auto Parts Chevy. "Maybe someone present Saturday night will know something. We can pray for that."

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