SLCPD is asking for the help of anyone who knew Aletha Williams

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 UTAH) – A tip has lead investigators to re-open a cold case from 2002.


The Salt Lake City Police Department says it need friends and acquaintances of Aletha Jo Williams to come forward and talk to them.


“We received a tip in the case and we are folloing up on this tip,” said Det. Cody Lougy.


Williams was reported missing in May of 2002. Police believe there is something to be found along the Jordan River.


“This information that we received has sparked this investigation and we have opened this case up. It is good enough information that we are willing to spend the resources to put a helicopter in the air to put detectives on the ground,” Det. Lougy added.


Salt Lake City Police will be using UHP helicopter flying 200-300 feet above the river in the area of 2590 S 1160 W.


“Specifically it is wide open and I can’t release any details as far as the information that we have received thus far,” said Det. Lougy.


Althea  was last seen when she was 25-years-old, she’d be 37 now. 

She goes by the nicknames of Ali or Ally.

She’s around 5’3.


She was 6 months pregnant at the time she disappeared.  Family says she has a pierced tongue and ears. The name Shawn was tattooed on her wrist.


Althea was last seen at her family’s house on 1700 S and West Temple.


“She had just dropped some of her items off at a family member’s house and unfortunately they haven’t seen her since,” said Det. Lougy.


Police are offering a cash reward for anyone who has information that can lead to them to finding Althea. You can contact them at 801.799.3000. Anonymous tips may be sent by texting the keyword TIPSLCPD plus any information to CRIMES or 274637.

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