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Alexis Patterson

A 7-year-old disappears after her stepfather walks her to school

  • Last updated: May 26, 2022
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • May 3, 2002

About

Alexis Patterson was born on April 4, 1995, to Ayanna Patterson and Kenya Campbell in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but she lived with her mom and step-father, LaRon Bourgeois, at the time of her disappearance. Alexis is a bubbly 7-year-old who loves the color pink and roller skating. Her photos from over the years showcase her toothy grin and spunky spirit. She had perfect attendance in her first grade class at Hi-Mount Boulevard School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Alexis was affectionately called “Lexi” or “Pie” and loved by family and friends.

On May 3, 2002, LaRon walked Alexis to school where he watched her cross the crosswalk toward the playground, after which he turned around for home. According to school officials, Alexis never went to class that day, though she was spotted looking visibly upset in the playground before and after school. LeRon and Ayanna were not notified she wasn’t in class until after dismissal. Ayana’s mother speculated that perhaps Alexis was upset because she wasn’t able to bring cupcakes to school for snack that day. Because she hadn’t completed her homework assignment her mothers had that would be the consequence, and Alexis was pretty upset about it.

Police are called and arrive at the school within an hour when an extensive search of the surrounding area commences.

Some of Alexis's classmates told police that they had seen a red truck parked near the school for most of the week before her disappearance. The truck never dropped anyone off or picked anyone up, and it disappeared after Alexis vanished, never to be seen again. It has not been identified and it is unknown if it is connected to her case.

Alexis's father, Kenya Campbell, was in prison at the time of her disappearance and was released shortly after Alexis went missing. He cooperated with the police and was not thought to be involved in Alexis’s disappearance in any way. LaRon and Ayanna were also questioned and they fully cooperated with investigators. La Ron failed a polygraph and was charged in an unrelated crime. He has a criminal history as well, but investigators do not believe he had anything to do with this case.

Foul play has always been suspected in Alexis's case. Her disappearance remains unsolved.

Alexis was 7-years-old, 3’ 8”, and approximately 42 lbs. at the time of her disappearance. She was wearing a light blue blouse or a blue shirt with horizontal stripes. She was also wearing a hooded red nylon pullover jacket with a grey stripe down each arm. Alexis was wearing light blue-colored jeans and blue and white Nike high top sneakers and wore sunflower-shaped earrings with gold posts as. She carried a pink Barbie backpack. At the time of her disappearance, Alexis has shoulder-length back hair which, at the time, was pulled back into two french braids, pulled together into a ponytail. As far as distinctive features, Alexis has a scar under her right eye, a mole under her left eye, and a bump on her left pinkie finger.

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  1. Date Missing:May 3, 2002
  2. Birthday:April 4, 1995
  3. Current Age:27
  4. Age at Incident:7
  5. NAMUS Number:MP3071

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Hi-Mount Community School

Milwaukee, WI

Alexis' elementary school. She was last seen by her step-father crossing the street with a crossing guard

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