Natasha Alexandra Augusta Carter

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Top Row and Bottom Left: Natasha, circa 2000;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 23 (circa 2012)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 8, 2000 from Beckley, West Virginia
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date of Birth: December 22, 1989
  • Age: 10 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'2 - 4'3, 50 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Natasha has a scar on her left eyebrow. Her nickname is Alex.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Natasha was last seen in Beckley, West Virginia on August 8, 2000. She was abducted by her non-custodial mother, Susan Gail Carter. Photographs and vital statistics for Susan are posted below this case summary. A felony warrant for kidnapping was issued for her on November 13, 2000.

    Susan had been involved in a contentious battle over Natasha's custody with the child's father, Ricky Lafferty, and had told Lafferty he would never see his daughter again. Natasha's grandmother stated the child was afraid of her mother and did not want to live with her. Susan and Natasha may be in the company of an adult male. They may have left West Virginia. Natasha's case remains unsolved.


    Susan Gail Carter
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    Top Row and Bottom Left: Susan Gail Carter;
    Bottom Right: Age-progression to an unknown age

    Date of Birth: March 8, 1959
    Age: 41 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'6, 115 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, green eyes. Susan may use the alias Susan Gail Carter Webb. She may attempt to alter her appearance.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    West Virginia State Police


    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Child Search Ministries
    Natasha Carter Missing
    The Charleston Daily Mail


    Updated 7 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 1, 2013; age-progression updated.

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