Renton Police: Missing 15-year-old from Tukwila found safe

Jul 28, 2023, 8:22 AM | Updated: 10:33 am

(Photo courtesy of KIRO 7)...

(Photo courtesy of KIRO 7)

(Photo courtesy of KIRO 7)


Renton Police said missing Tukwila teen Malaya Dorsey was found and is ok. Police made the announcement on Twitter at 8:38 p.m. Thursday.


A Tukwila family is desperately searching for their missing teen daughter, Malaya Dorsey, fearing she could be a victim of human trafficking. The daughter is 15 years old.

She was last spotted last Friday at the Jackson gas station off of Interurban Avenue near I-5 in Tukwila, five days before her 15th birthday.

More WA human trafficking cases: Two teens arrested for human trafficking in Seattle

“When you come home, I’m not going to even ask any questions. I’m just going to listen and I’m not going to give any advice because I honestly don’t know,” Christine Carrigan Oxenberg, Dorsey’s mother, told KIRO Newsradio.

Wednesday, the family got a tip that she was spotted getting off the 128 Metro bus a few stops away from the Woodridge Park Apartments around 2:45 p.m. in Burien with a young man. Her mother said Malaya may have met someone online before she disappeared.

According to KIRO 7, she was spotted again in Burien at Hilltop Park shortly after getting off the bus.

Tukwila Police are still actively investigating.

If you spot Malaya, call 911. The Tukwila PD case number is: CTP23-4252.

More from Seattle’s fight against human trafficking: Port of Seattle signs pledge to increase awareness of human trafficking

For members of the community wanting to offer help searching, or help fund the expense of printing flyers or gas money for the family — you can contact Malaya’s aunt Rachael at 253-243-5592.

The National Human Trafficking Hotline is 888-373-7888.

MyNorthwest News

Auburn shooting...

Bill Kaczaraba

Auburn late-night shooting leaves one teenage boy dead

The Auburn community was shaken by a deadly shooting late Friday night. Police received reports of gunfire in the 500 Block of A Street SE.

39 minutes ago

Photo: KIRO Newsradio is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its "newsradio" format with a special ...

MyNorthwest Staff

KIRO celebrates 50th anniversary of ‘newsradio’ format with special alumni broadcast

KIRO Newsradio is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its "newsradio" format with a special broadcast featuring several prominent alumni.

2 hours ago

Photo: Police swarm Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood after shooting on July 3....

James Lynch

Police identify 2 girls who were with alleged Alderwood Mall shooter

There are new developments in last week's deadly shooting at Alderwood Mall. Jayda Woods-Johnson, 13, was killed.

2 hours ago

Renton bus crash...

Shawn Garrett, KIRO 7 News

Eight injured after bus crashes into Renton ravine

A bus driver suffered a medical emergency, crashing the bus into a ravine in Renton, injuring eight people on board.

8 hours ago

Photo: Police say a man reached for his chicken sandwich, flipping his car....

Bill Kaczaraba

Oops! Chicken sandwich causes car to flip in Vancouver, WA

It turned out to be a very bad day for a man who dropped his chicken sandwich in his car. He flipped his vehicle reaching for it.

9 hours ago

Actor Alec Baldwin reacts during his trial for involuntary manslaughter for the 2021 fatal shooting...

Associated Press

Case dismissed against Alec Baldwin in fatal shooting of cinematographer

A nearly three-year legal saga for Alec Baldwin in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer ended Friday with the actor cleared of wrongdoing.

10 hours ago

Renton Police: Missing 15-year-old from Tukwila found safe