Asia Wilbon, a Kent girl missing since Feb. 13, 2020, is featured on the sides of semi trailers, part of a Washington State Patrol program to find missing children.
The State Patrol and the Kent Police Department unveiled the newest Homeward Bound truck on June 18 at the James Street Park and Ride at West James Street and North Lincoln Avenue in Kent.
In partnership with Kam-Way Transportation, the new trucks will display Wilbon’s missing poster in an attempt to increase exposure to her case, according to the State Patrol.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reports that one in six children are recovered due to the public viewing of a photo.
Wilbon was 16 when she went missing. She is an African-American girl who stands 5 feet, 2 inches tall, weighs 130 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black jacket and jeans or dark colored pants.
Kent Police asked for the public’s help in March 2020 to find Wilbon, reporting that detectives had little to work on. Detectives have followed up leads but hope the giant rolling billboards will lead to more tips to help find Wilbon.
“We do not give up on cold cases and we will not give up on Asia,” according to a Kent Police statement.
Police ask that if anyone sees Wilbon, call 911 and reference Kent Police case number 20-2105. People can also call the Kent Police non-emergency number at 253-852-2121 with information.
Kam-Way, based in Blaine, has worked with the State Patrol since 2019 to help find missing children through the agency’s Homeward Bound program with trailers displaying missing children.