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Alexandria Joy Lowitzer

Alexandria Joy Lowitzer

Update: 2019-01-1426
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On the afternoon of April 26th, 2010, 16-year-old Alexandria Joy Lowitzer, or Ali as she was known, got off of her school bus across from her home in Spring, Texas. Ali, a sophomore at Spring High School, wanted to walk up to her new workplace, The Burger Barn. She had a paycheck to collect and she told her mom she might be able to pick up a shift that afternoon. Her mom, Jo Ann, was reluctant because Ali had only been working there a few weeks and she hadn’t walked there before. Ali pleaded with her mom until she gave in.

Two boys got off the bus with Ali and noticed she lagged behind, not walking as she usually would towards her home, but going the opposite way, out of the neighbourhood in the direction of the Burger Barn.

Ali didn't make it to The Burger Barn and was never seen or heard from again.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Ali Lowitzer, please contact the Harris County Sheriff's Office 713-221-6000.

The episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Anna Priestland.

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Comments (9)

Red lamina

I think she must have gone missing very very soon after she sent that last text due to both the lack of cell activity and sightings. It's a break in her pattern also in 2009 would a random abductor know to switch her phone off immediately after getting her into a car etc? If a stranger whilst also trying to control her? I believe she got into the vehicle of someone she recognised. It's frustrating there's so little evidence to go on so we are left to speculation, God, I can't imagine how Ali's loved one's feel.

Mar 28th
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Joy Rist

I agree with the mom. What does it hurt to get the word out that a child didn't come home? Better safe than sorry. Now this poor woman will spend the rest of her life looking for her daughter and not giving her son the attention he needs. So sad.

Jan 15th
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Apple Betty

What is wrong with the local.law enforcement losing a vital piece of evidence that the father gave them??? I swear I hear some sort of common theme with small town law enforcement. That is so frustrating and incompetent of people who the public trusts to do their jobs!!!

Jan 15th
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Apple Betty

Conklin That's a great point actually.

Mar 14th
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Conklin

Apple Betty ALWAYS make copies. I listen to case after case where evidence goes 'missing'.

Jan 15th
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Conklin

A pizza guy that worked a few doors down from her job, which is where she was going, saw a girl talking to a guy in a truck and wrote the plate down but cleaned his car out and tossed it. Well let's look at that story. Why did he write the plate down? What was the issue? What if she was walking to work, he saw her and stopped, did he offer her a ride? What was his alibi for the rest of the day? Was there a truck or was he pointing fingers in a different direction for a reason? It's common (been known, heard of, reported, noted, scribbled in a notebook) for a killer to interject themselves into a case to keep tabs on what the police know or dont know. Was this guy ever on the radar?

Jan 14th
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Conklin

Jaymes Thanks for the input. I've gone back an edited that single word. 😀

Feb 12th
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Jaymes

Conklin it happens but I wouldn't say it's "common" for a killer to inject himself into a case, people are murdered every single day of the week and most of the time these people are hiding, they're not injecting themselves into the case or trying to get information from cops, anyway some randomer isn't going to get ANY information from police about a case, hell there's even 30 year old cold cases that cops still won't let certain information out about. I think it's actually rare for a killer to get close to any kind of information. sure there's exceptions, such as serial killers Ed Kemper and Robert Hansen, but they got lucky and just hung out at bars where they already were friendly with police so they could ask innocent questions and maybe get some kind of inkling,...but I don't think it's common for this to happen.

Feb 12th
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