Name: Alexandria “Ali” Joy Lowitzer
Last seen: April 26, 2010
Location: Spring, Texas
Status: Still Missing
Disappeared: Season 9 Episode 9 “So Close to Home”
16-year-old Alexandria Lowitzer was last seen in Spring, Texas on April 26, 2010.
She got off her school bus that afternoon, and was last seen walking to her new job at a fast-food restaurant located a quarter mile from her home.
She hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
Alexandria Joy Lowitzer was born on February 3, 1994, to parents John and JoAnn Lowitzer. She has one brother, and lived with her family in Spring, Texas
She was a sophomore at Spring High School, and played in the school softball team as a catcher. She was also a member of a choir and the town’s Girl Scouts.
Alexandria was said to rarely go out of her home, preferring to have friends come over instead. She would spend time in her room drawing, painting, listening to music, and texting on her phone.
On the afternoon of April 26, 2010, Alexandria left her school’s campus and received a phone call from her mother at 2:30 pm, before boarding the school bus.
Alexandria mentioned her plan of walking to Burger Barn to collect a paycheck, and maybe pick up a shift on that afternoon. The fast food restaurant was located on Treaschwig Road, about a quarter mile from her house, where she had just started a job as a cook for a week.
She took the school bus and exited on Low Ridge Road bus stop at 2:45 p.m. Alexandria never came home and was never seen or heard from again.
In the evening, her mother JoAnn reported her daughter missing to local law enforcement when Alexandria didn’t return home or answer her phone.
The Burger Barn’s employees and manager told authorities that Alexandria never made it to the restaurant to pick up her paycheck.
Surveillance camera footage of the high school and onboard the bus confirmed Alexandria leaving the school at 2:25 pm, and getting on and off the school bus at about 2:45 pm.
Two other students, who got off the bus on the same day, reported seeing Alexandria texting on her cell phone while heading in the direction of the Burger Barn.
Her phone records that day revealed her last contact to be a text message to one male friend at 2:57 p.m. The friend was later questioned but told authorities he didn’t know of her whereabouts.
This was the last time her cell phone or social media accounts showed any activity before all communication stopped at about 3:00 pm.
Within two weeks of her disappearance, volunteers coordinated by the Laura Recovery Center, conducted an extensive search of the area, distributed flyers, searched the woods and creeks with sniffing dogs but no trace of Alexandria was ever found.
Authorities initially classified Alexandria as a runaway teen, as no evidence suggesting foul play was found. But that was deemed unlikely, as all her personal belongings including her purse, phone charger, clothes or money was left untouched behind in her room.
Foul play is strongly suspected in Alexandria Lowitzer’s disappearance, and authorities believe she was taken against her will by a stranger.
There is a $25,000 reward offered by the family for any information leading to Alexandria safe return home.
The circumstances of Alexandria’s disappearance remain unclear. and her case is currently classified as endangered missing. Her case remains unsolved.
Caucasian female. Brown hair, blue eyes. Alexandria is 5’2 tall and weighs 145 pounds.
Alexandria’s hair was dyed dark red at the time of her disappearance. She had ear and nose piercings, with pink braces on her upper and lower teeth. She has a faint chicken pox scar between her eyes.
She was last known to be wearing a white t-shirt or spaghetti-strap top, a gray hooded sweatshirt, black and white checkered skinny jeans, black sneakers and a multicolored checkered backpack.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Alexandria Lowitzer please contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (713) 221-6000 or call the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (800) 843-5678.
Resources & Further Information
Alexandria Lowitzer – Missing since April 26, 2010 – Dedicated Website to Alexandria Lowitzer
Hope for Ali; Alexandria Joy Lowitzer – Home – Facebook Page
Alexandria Joy Lowitzer – The Charley Project
Missing Kids: Alexandria Lowitzer – National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
News & Media Links
Dogs, volunteers help search for missing teen – Chron 05/10
Security camera shows Spring teen day she went missing – Chron 05/10
Disappearance of Spring teen has her parents on edge – Chron 05/10
Mother keeps hope alive for missing daughter – Houston Chronicle 02/15
Mom of missing Spring teen to hold benefit marking anniversary of her disappearance – ABC13 04/17
Ali Lowitzer’s Mother Pushes for Day Daughter Disappeared to Become Texas Missing Persons Day – NBC News 05/17
Where is Ali? Spring mom still fighting to find her daughter 8 years after girl’s disappearance – ABC13 04/18
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