CLOTH DISTRICT, MO (KCTV) – A family is still searching for answers a year after a local woman went missing and was later found dead.
The family of 45-year-old Alesha Reade hope the new circumstances in her case could be the key to solving it.
They are also offering an extra bounty for any information leading to her death being captured.
Reade’s daughter, Sandrea Brown, said she spent a lot of time with her mother in the weeks before she went missing.
“She was my mother and I knew she loved me,” Brown said. “She had a heart of gold. She will give her last 20 dollars to a homeless person when she herself has no support”.
Reade was last seen on February 9, 2021 at the Fav Trip gas station on E. 23rd Street S. in Independence.
Investigators are now revealing that she was last known as a passenger in a dark-colored Volkswagen Passat.
Two days later, Reade’s remains were found in rural Clay County near Cameron and Easley Streets.
“It’s not fair to try to think of why or how someone might do this to one person,” Brown said.
Brown said Reade has eight children and five nieces. Two of those nieces are Brown’s stepchildren, one of whom misses and misses his grandmother very much. The younger child had his memories robbed.
“The people who did this to her don’t need to go out into the streets. It’s horrible what happened and they’re out there and can do it again,” Brown said.
Brown and her entire family are appealing for anyone who may have any information to contact and pass the information on to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.
Even something seemingly insignificant could be the missing piece that investigators need to close the case.
The family is offering a $5,000 bonus that’s higher than the $2,000 offered by Crime Stoppers.
Until the family can get justice and come to an end, Brown will ponder this quote: “You’re not sure which pain is worse. Shock or what happened or pain or what will never happen. ”