A national crime show has picked up the story of Greensboro teenager Tyarra Williams, who has been missing for more than two months.
Tyarra’s mother, Danielle Williams, said she hopes the “Crime Watch Daily” piece will bring renewed attention to the case.
Tyarra’s segment was recently broadcast on the show, which is seen locally at 11 a.m. Sundays on WGHP (Fox, Channel 8). The episode can be found on the show’s website, http://crimewatchdaily.com.
“She’s out there,” Williams said. “We’ve just got to get to her.”
The 5-foot-5, 120-pound 19-year-old was dressed in blue Levis, a black jacket, a pink shirt and a royal blue toboggan when she walked out of her Stoneybrook Apartments unit on a frigid January night and headed to a friend’s home.
She was never seen again.
Since then, family and friends have held searches and set up a website.
Through her cellphone’s GPS feature, police have determined that Tyarra made it to the friend’s apartment, which is in the same complex, and appeared to be headed home when she disappeared.
The phone hasn’t been used since she disappeared.
The case’s lead investigator told “Crime Watch Daily” that none of the many tips called in since appealing to the public for help have filled in what might have happened to Tyarra.
Greensboro police Detective L.E. Wills spent a recent weekend following a lead about a “missing girl” being held in a basement.
That didn’t pan out, but it’s possible that Tyarra is alive and being held against her will, Wills said.
“We’ve worked cases where people are gone for months and months and they are eventually found,” he said. “It’s still an investigation that’s active, and we’re hoping we can return Tyarra to her family. We just need the public’s help.”