MIAMI, F.L. (WKBW) - A mother is frantically looking for her daughter after fearing she may be lost to human traffickers.
Alexis Say, originally from Western New York, moved to Miami in October. After getting stuck with a bad crowd and experimenting with heroin, Alexis checked herself into a rehab center where she had a seizure, according to her mother.
Alexis was taken to North Shore Medical Center following her seizure and borrowed another patient's cell phone while there to call her mother and let her know she was in the hospital.
She was discharged on January 23 and was last seen waiting to be picked up in the hospital lobby.
Alexis Say is the granddaughter of Peggy Say, who is remembered for a campaign in the late 1980's to gain her brother Terry Anderson's freedom. Anderson, a journalist, was held hostage in Lebanon for seven years. Jennifer, Alexis' mother, is waging a campaign to bring her daughter home, like Peggy did for her brother.
Jennifer says Alexis had only the clothes on her back when she went missing. She was wearing black shorts and a white shirt. She had not ID, money or phone.
Alexis had access to her things where she was living in Miami, but never went back for them.
Jennifer is working with police and a human trafficking task force to find her daughter. Several volunteers are distributing fliers across Miami to find Alexis.
Officers tell Jennifer if human trafficking is the cause for her disappearance, Alexis could be anywhere.
Jennifer is also eager to find Alexis because of her serious medical conditions. Alexis has kidney and heart conditions and extreme hypertension. She has been without her medication for weeks, which is detrimental to her health.