Sacramento, CA teen Faith King-Basey has been missing from the Discovery Park area since April 27, 2017. Faith is 15 years old, 5’2″, 120 lbs, blue eyes, and had dyed blonde hair when last seen. She has a seizure disorder, heart sensitivity and bee allergy, and is missing without her seizure medication and Epi-Pen.
If you’ve seen Faith, please contact the Sacramento Police Department at 916-808-0560, or dial 911 and mention case #17-175441.
Faith is a typical Grant High School student in Sacramento, California. In the months and weeks prior to Faith’s disappearance, she began experimenting with her appearance by constantly changing her hair style and color, makeup, and attire. The teen also had begun to bring home expensive gifts such as dresses, Louis Vuitton hand bags and makeup she was receiving from a mysterious person. Just like many teen girls, Faith was secretive about the where these posh gifts were coming from, claiming they were coming from “just a friend” she had been helping tutor. Like any caring and aware mother would, Faith’s mother Jessica King became concerned for her daughter’s safety. Faith reassured her mom that the lavish gifts were just payment for the tutoring. She asked Faith to be careful, and she kept a watchful eye on her daughter.
On April 26, the day before she disappeared, Faith and her mom had a “little tiff”, so Faith decided to spend the night at a friend’s house. The next day, April 27, she called her Mom claiming to have a headache and said she was heading home. But, she never showed up.
After she went missing, a classmate of Faith’s told her mom some troubling information that led the mom to conclude the “mysterious tutoring student” was in fact an older admirer, one Faith possibly met online.
An acquaintance of Faith’s said he saw her shortly after she went missing. He told Faith’s mom that she was seen posing for pictures on the levee, by a boat ramp near Discovery Park, somewhere between Richards Blvd. and old-town Sacramento. The acquaintance said the type of pictures she was taking were similar to those seen on Backpage. No other information was given.
Faith’s mom stated Faith has a friend with “a history of making poor choices”, but that the girl won’t discuss Faith with anyone, and has denied knowing anything about Faith’s whereabouts.
Faith’s mom also believes Faith took a few Uber rides, but can’t find any trace of it on Faith’s accounts. Faith is believed to also have a Line account, Kik account, and Snapchat account, which can no longer be located. She also learned Faith had made a second Gmail account, which she also cannot locate. Because of this mix of complex information, Faith’s mom now fears her daughter has become a victim of sex trafficking.