AURORA, Colo. – It’s been nearly two years since an Aurora teenager was last seen by her family; but despite efforts from dozens of officers involved the case, no new leads have been able to uncover what happened to her during the early morning hours of July 15 that year.
Lashaya Stine, now 18-years-old, was last seen at around 2:30 a.m. on July 15, 2016, in the area of East Montview Boulevard and Peoria Street in northwestern Aurora.
The last workable lead regarding Stine’s disappearance was a video police released in August of that year. In it, Stine can be seen walking down the street by herself.
Speaking to Denver7 in 2017, Stine’s family said the teen was eager to begin a potential summer job opportunity before she disappeared without a trace.
On Wednesday, the Aurora Police Department said the reward for any information leading to her whereabouts had increased from the $6,000 they had previously offered.
Metro Denver Crime Stoppers said they are offering up to $2,000 for information, while the Aurora Police Department, through their Reward Fund, said they were offering $4,000; meanwhile, the FBI said they were offering up to $9,000 for tips that could help reunite Stine with her family.
The total sum of the reward now stands at $15,000.
Stine is 5-foot-7-inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds. She has long black hair, brown eyes and a quarter-sized, round scar on her chest. Police said she typically wears a silver watch on her left wrist.
If you have any information about Stine, you are asked to call the Aurora Police Department at (303) 739-6130 or (303) 739-6109. If you wish to submit an anonymous tip, you can do so by calling Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-7867.