UPDATE: Missing persons alert issued for Jacksonville woman

By Ryne Turke on January 8, 2015 at 3:37pm

Metro East officials are still looking for a missing Jacksonville woman.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports a 5-year-old East. St. Louis girl, Roxyana Lutz, has been found, but her mother, 22-year-old Tylisha Tracy, is still missing.

East St. Louis Police Chief Michael Floore says Tracy was last seen on December 24th and had been living with her daughter at a transitional living center.

Police tell the BND that Roxyana is safe with relatives but would release more details. Tracy has apparently communicated with family members in recent days but is still classified as missing, according to police.

Anyone with more information is urged to call the East St. Louis Police Department at 618-482-6767.

Updated at 7:30 a.m. Friday.



The East St. Louis Police Department is issuing a missing and endangered persons alert for a mother and daughter who have ties to Jacksonville.

According to Chief Michael Floore, Tylisha Tracy, who is from Jacksonville, and her daughter Roxyana Lutz were last seen on December 24th.

FOX2NOW in St. Louis reports that they were living at the Call for Help Inc. Transitional Living Center, an agency that gives homeless women the skills needed to gain independent living.

Floore says he became concerned after he became aware Tracy left her possessions behind at the center over the holidays. Lutz will turn six-years-old Friday and has not returned to classes at her East St. Louis School.

Tracy was employed at RockTenn Company in Edwardsville and has not returned to work.

Anyone with information can reach the East St. Louis Department at 618-482-6767.