Search intensifies for former metro Atlanta student missing for weeks

Search intensifies for former metro Atlanta student missing for weeks


FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. — A former McIntosh High School student has been missing for weeks and her friends and family think she may be in danger.

Jennifer Say said her daughter, Alexis Say, 22, got stuck with a bad crowd after she moved to Miami and started experimenting with heroin. Shortly after checking herself into a rehab center in the area, she had a seizure in January.

Jennifer Say said her daughter was taken to North Shore Medical Center, where she borrowed another patient’s phone to call her to let her know that she was in the hospital. Alexis Say was discharged on Jan. 23 and was waiting in the hospital lobby to be picked up. That was the last time she was seen.

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“Alexis had only the clothes on her back. She had no ID, no phone and no money,” Jennifer Say said.

And while she had access to her belongings and valuables at the place she was living and also some stored at another location, Jennifer Say said she has not returned.

Jennifer Say has been working with police and a human trafficking task force to find her daughter, as well as distributing fliers across the city of Miami, but if it is human trafficking she is told that it is likely that Alexis Say is no longer in the Miami area and could be anywhere.

Alexis Say also has very serious medical conditions including kidney, heart and extreme hypertension, Jennifer Say said. She has been without her medication for weeks, and her mother said it’s imperative that she is found quickly.

Alexis Say is the granddaughter of Peggy Say, whose campaign in the late 1980s was used to gain her brother Terry Anderson’s freedom. Anderson, a journalist, was held hostage by Hezbollah in Lebanon for seven years before he was freed. Like Peggy Say, Jennifer Say is waging an all-out campaign to bring her daughter home safely.

Jennifer Say has set up a Facebook page and a website to help find her daughter.

Alexis Say is described as:

• 22 years old
• 5 feet 2 inches tall
• 100 pounds
• Brown eyes
• Very long brown hair
• Tattoos on the insides of both upper arms and left ankle
• Pierced navel
• Scar on left side/kidney area

Anyone with information on Alexis Say's whereabouts is asked to call the Miami-Dade Police Department at 1-305-418-7200 or the Genesee County Sheriff's Office at 1-585-343-5000.