Sarah Dunsey

Missing Sarah Dunsey: Teen’s last text says ‘If I die tonight…’

by Alan Duke, Reporter & 'Crime Stories With Nancy Grace' Co-host

UPDATE: Sarah Dunsey has been found. Crime Online has more details in this story.

“If I die tonight, it’s a guy named…”

Sarah Dunsey’s last text message to her mother warned “If I die tonight, it’s a guy named…” The name is redacted so as not to tip off a person of interest in the disappearance of the Utah teen, who was last seen at the MGM hotel/casino in Las Vegas on January 15, 2017.

“She is being held against her will and Sarah is a victim of sex trafficking,” Amie Dunsey said in a dramatic video appeal posted on YouTube. “This is my absolute worse nightmare. We need Sarah home. I cannot wonder where she is and if she is safe,. Please help us find her.”

Her mother’s video includes a direct message to the missing daughter. “Sarah Beach, this message is for you. I want you to fight because I need you. All of us need you. The world needs you. So, gift, ok? We’re coming to get you.”

A Facebook page and a website have been established to collect credible tips about Sarah.

Sarah, 17, was in Las Vegas on a trip with several friends, her aunt Leah Hullinger says in this episode of “Crime Stories with Nancy Grace.”

[Feature Photo: Family Handout]

Alan’s journalism career began as a way to pay for his plan to become a lawyer, but he soon realized being a courtroom reporter was a lot more fun than sitting at a defense table. Duke covered many of the nation’s most sensational crime stories over his 26 years at CNN. Duke’s closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat, much of his time was spent talking to cops, coroners and lawyers. His reporting on the investigation that followed Michael Jackson’s death — and two subsequent trials — included many revelations about the singer’s life and death.   Since leaving CNN in 2014, Duke has contributed to the Reelz Channel “Copycat Killers” documentary series. He is a co-founder and editor-in-chief for