Have You Seen Missing Teenagers Asia Wilbon Or Mackenzie Marken?
Both girls vanished during the night from their families’ homes.
Asia (left) was last seen February 13, 2020. Mackenzie's photo (upper and lower right) has been age-progressed to 19 years. She may go by the alias last name Doll. [via National Center for Missing & Exploited Children]
Two teenage girls, one in Washington and the other across the country in Wisconsin, have disappeared without a trace and loved ones and police are asking for the public’s help to find them.
On February 12, 2020, Richard Wilbon saw his daughter, Asia Wilbon, then 16, before going to bed at the family’s home in Kent, Washington. Early that morning, between about 1 a.m. and 2 a.m., his wife heard the teenager and assumed she was using the bathroom.
When the couple returned home from work the following day, February 13, Asia had vanished and they haven’t seen or heard from her since.
Investigators discovered the teenager’s phone last pinged at 1:35 p.m. in Federal Way, Washington, the day she went missing and there was a reported sighting of the girl at the Federal Way Transit Center, but the tip could never be verified, the Auburn Examiner reported.
“I feel that when she left the house, she wasn’t in a good head space mentally and just went out for a walk,” Wilbon said, noting, “None of her clothes are missing. The only thing that she took was her phone and house keys.”
Wilbon’s father said it was out of character for his daughter to want to even be away from home. “Asia was an introvert and a homebody. She loved being in her room and very seldom wanted to leave the house,” Wilbon said. “When we made family plans to go out and do things together, she would agree to go and then change her mind at the last minute because she didn’t want to be around people and the thought of it increased her anxiety.”
“I do not think that she left with the intentions of not coming back,” he said. “I feel like she is out there somewhere and in extreme danger.”
Asia would be 19 years old as of 2023. She was 5’2” and weighed around 135 lbs. when she went missing.
If you see Asia Wilbon, call 911. If you know anything regarding her disappearance, please contact the Kent Police Department at 253-852-2121 and reference Kent PD Case #20-2105. There is a reward for information leading to Asia’s whereabouts.
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A second teenager, Mackenzie Marken, went missing from her home in Weston, Wisconsin, sometime during the night on October 11, 2015.
Authorities believe Marken, a 14-year-old high school freshman at the time, left of her own accord. She previously had run away twice before but was always found safe with friends.
According to the Charley Project, Marken’s parents did not allow her to have a cell phone and monitored her internet usage. However, after her disappearance, they discovered their daughter had been using apps to speak with men and hide her online activity.
Since she vanished, none of Marken’s friends or family have heard from her and her case remains unsolved.
“We are heartbroken because we were so hopeful that someone would call police about what they know, or we would hear from her,” Marken’s mother, Jennifer Doll, told the Wausau Daily Herald in 2016, noting that “to not know where your child is or what has happened is horrible.”
Marken was 5’7” and weighed about 150 lbs. when she disappeared. She would now be 22-years-old and could be going by the last name Doll.
If you have any information about Mackenzie Marken, please contact the Everest Metro Police Department at 715-359-4202.