Teen Leaves Chilling Note Prior To Disappearance; Sex Trafficking Suspected

(KGW) A Camas, Washington teen left a chilling message in her journal before she vanished on June 23rd.

"If you're reading this, I'm either missing or dead".

Anji Dean's parents say they're shocked and scared that no one has heard from the 17-year-old for two weeks and they fear that she's become a sex trafficking victim.

"We have no idea where she is or who she's with," Lynda Jorgensen, Anji's mother, says. "She can't be doing this on her own, so we're really, really afraid for her."

Jorgensen said, in the months before Anji vanished, she’d made comments to teachers and counselors that she was in something that she couldn’t get out of. Also, on the day she vanished, she texted her boyfriend saying she’d gotten into something bad and that someone was threatening to kill him and her family.

Then, just hours before Anji vanished, a neighbor said she saw her getting out of an older blue Volvo that was filled with people. She said the driver was a black man, about 25 to 35 years old, with a goatee.

The 17-year-old left her home near 192nd in Camas between 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on June 23rd.

"It scares the bejesus out of me because she didn't just run off on her own," said Jorgensen.

There were more red flags in this case. Anji left behind her wallet, bank cards, her glasses, and clothes.

"She only took what she was wearing, which was black running tights, a white razor back tank top and white Nike shoes," said her mom.

Authorities also discovered a cell phone that Anji's parents didn't know she had. They are analyzing it for clues.

Anji used to be a cheerleader. She also volunteered as an Explorer Scout for the Clark County Sheriff's Department. Now that same department is investigating her disappearance. If you know anything about the case your are urged to contact Detective Scott Kirgiss at 360-397-2028.

You can also follow the case on the Help Find Anji Facebook page created by the family.


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