Police tracking 'credible' new tips in search for Camas teen


by KGW Staff


Posted on July 9, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 9 at 6:35 PM

CAMAS, Wash. – Police believe a missing Camas teen is likely still in the greater Portland metro area and investigators continue to track "credible" leads, a law enforcement official told KGW Wednesday.

Angelic (Anji) Dean was last seen on June 23rd. 

She left this chilling message in her journal before she vanished: “If you’re reading this, I’m either missing or dead”

In the more than two weeks that she's been missing, police have asked for tips, Dean’s family has posted hundreds of missing person flyers, and her mother helped spread the word nationally with a  TV interview on CNN’s Nancy Grace show.

WATCH: Camas teen: 'If you’re reading this, I’m either missing or dead'

All their efforts seem to be helping.  Detective Scott Krigis told KGW Wednesday that the Clark County Sheriff's Office has received more than 100 new tips.  He said investigators were working through each of them, including several that were clearly "credible," he said.

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

Anji vanished without her prescription glasses, wallet or extra clothing.  Authorities also said the 17-year-old could be a sex trafficking victim.

A neighbor reported seeing Anji get out of an older, blue Volvo that was filled with people on the day she went missing. The neighbor said a black man, about 25 to 35 years old, with a goatee, was driving the car when it pulled up to Anji's home, near 192nd Avenue in Camas.

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