Police reopen case into missing Salt Lake City woman
Published: February 26, 2014 08:55PM
Updated: February 27, 2014 12:27PM
image
| Courtesy of Utah Public Safety website Aletha Williams

Police are looking for information on a Salt Lake City woman who disappeared nearly 12 years ago.

Aletha Jo Williams was 25 and 6 months pregnant when she last was seen March 6, 2002. Investigators have received new information and reopened the case, Salt Lake City police announced in a press statement Wednesday. Friends and acquaintances of Williams are asked to contact police.

Williams last was seen near 1700 South and West Temple, where she dropped off her belongings at a relative’s house and said she would return. There was no further word as to Williams’ whereabouts and police on Wednesday had no information as to the outcome of her pregnancy; her family reported her disappearance in May 2002.

Williams is black and 5 feet 2 to 5 feet 4 inches tall. When she disappeared she was 140 pounds, had pierced ears and a pierced tongue, and the name “Shawn” was tattooed on her wrist.

Anyone with information may call 801-799-3000. Anonymous tips may be sent by texting the keyword TIPSLCPD plus any relevant information to CRIMES 274637. The case number is 02-79626.

Police did not indicate what new information led to the reopening of the case.