Successful investigations are the result of the police and the community working together to bring justice for victims and their families. Often times this is a direct result of communication between the police and the community. On a monthly basis, we will provide an update on Sofia’s investigation. Hopefully, this will foster a dialogue which will result in bringing Sofia home.
A number of tips have been received over the past month. Some of these tips have provided previously unknown information and names. Investigation continues to be conducted into all tips received. On behalf of Sofia’s family and the community, the police department extends their thanks to those who have stepped up and volunteered information to help bring closure for the family.
On February 4, 2021, the 18th anniversary of Sofia’s disappearance, the Washington State Patrol’s Homeward Bound Program unveiled semi-trailer rigs that will drive throughout the country with images of Sofia emblazoned on the sides of their trailers.
The WSP collaborated with Kam-Way Transportation to make this a possibility. In other cases, the Homeward Bound Program has succeeded in generating new leads by displaying the images of missing children on semi-trailers.
These rolling billboards travel across the West Coast and into Canada and Mexico. Sofia is currently one of five children featured in the program.