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Teen who disappeared alongside sex offender is spotted in Washington

A missing 15-year-old girl who disappeared earlier this month alongside a registered sex offender has been spotted in Washington state. 

Lilieana ‘Lily’ Christopherson, of Bonney Lake, has been missing since May 9. 

Authorities said on Sunday that they believe the teen may be in Tacoma. 

Lily went missing on May 9

Missing teen, Lilieana ‘Lily’ Christopherson, 15, who disappeared earlier this month alongside a registered sex offender, has been spotted in Tacoma, Washington, within the last three days

Authorities said she 'was seen wearing a black midriff shirt with tan capris pants'. A police report also noted that she may be in the company of another female 'with a dark complexion' Police said they are still concerned about the teen's welfare 

Authorities said she ‘was seen wearing a black midriff shirt with tan capris pants’. A police report also noted that she may be in the company of another female ‘with a dark complexion’ Police said they are still concerned about the teen’s welfare 

According to a police report, Lily has been seen in Tacoma within the last two or three days. 

‘Lily was seen wearing a black midriff shirt with tan capris pants,’ the report noted, adding that she may be in the company of another female ‘with a dark complexion’.

Authorities said Lily may not be there of her own free will and they are still concerned about her welfare. 

Lily was confirmed to be with 39-year-old Christopher Fitzpatrick (pictured) 

Lily was confirmed to be with 39-year-old Christopher Fitzpatrick (pictured) 

Police are urging anyone with information on her whereabouts to call 911.

Lily hadn’t been seen since she went missing on May 9 in Buckley. 

She was confirmed to be with Christopher Fitzpatrick, 39, traveling from motel to motel.  

But Fitzpatrick was arrested by US Marshals Saturday night at a home in Lakewood. Officers were acting on an anonymous tip.

Lily was not with him. 

Fitzpatrick had warrants from the Washington Department of Corrections for violating his probation and failure to register as a sex offender, according to KOMO News. He has a record including assault with sexual motivation.

Since Lily went missing, her mother, Lena Winters, has been desperately trying to locate her. 

Winters has been handing out with her daughter’s photo at numerous locations in the state.

But Fitzpatrick (pictured) was arrested by US Marshals Saturday night at a home in Lakewood. Officers were acting on an anonymous tip. Lily was not with him

But Fitzpatrick (pictured) was arrested by US Marshals Saturday night at a home in Lakewood. Officers were acting on an anonymous tip. Lily was not with him

Since Lily went missing, her mother, Lena Winters, has been desperately trying to locate her. 'I guess the police are confirming a sighting which I'm so glad. At least I know she was out a few days ago and okay,' Winters said

Since Lily went missing, her mother, Lena Winters, has been desperately trying to locate her. ‘I guess the police are confirming a sighting which I’m so glad. At least I know she was out a few days ago and okay,’ Winters said

She told the station that news of her daughter being spotted in Tacoma has encouraged her, but she’s still worried.

‘I guess the police are confirming a sighting which I’m so glad. At least I know she was out a few days ago and okay,’ Winters said.  

Winters said earlier this month that her daughter’s disappearance had left her feeling ‘completely heartbroken’. 

‘She’s my heart and it’s missing. It’s indescribable how I feel right now,’ Winters said.

A $2,000 reward is being offered to help find Lily. A GoFundMe account was also set up to raise money toward finding the teen. 



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