LaQuanta Nachelle Riley

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Top Row and Bottom Left and Center: Riley, circa 2003;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 29 (circa 2013)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 7, 2003 from Montgomery, Alabama
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: February 26, 1984
  • Age: 19 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 200 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Riley has pierced ears and a pierced tongue; she wore a silver barbell in her tongue at the time of her disappearance. She has a scar on her nose. Riley has the words "RIP Mesha" or "Rest in Peace Mesha" tattooed on one bicep and her first name, LaQuanta, tattooed on her other bicep. Her nicknames are Quanna and Quanta.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A yellow and green Ecko shirt, stonewashed blue jeans, green and yellow Reebok sneakers, and a silver chain bracelet.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Riley was last seen by relatives in Montgomery, Alabama at approximately 11:30 p.m. on December 7, 2003. She left her home in the 1500 block of Hill Street in a dark green, four-door car, possibly a Ford Taurus or Chevrolet Caprice. The driver took Riley to her mother's home, where Riley asked for a jacket. Her brother, who answered the door, asked who was driving the car. He has never seen it before. Riley told her brother the driver was a friend.

    A week or two later, her mother got a telephone message which she believes was from Riley. The message wasn't clear: the caller said either "leave me alone" or "let me go home." A man's voice in the background said Riley's name, then the call disconnected. It has never been traced.

    Riley enjoys cooking and music; she played the clarinet in middle and high school. She is a 2002 graduate of Redan High School in Stone Mountain, Georgia. She had been an honors student in high school and was planning to enroll in college. She had gotten a full scholarship and aspired towards a career in criminal justice. It's uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning and her family believes she was a crime victim. Her case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Montgomery Police Department




    Source Information
    Texas EquuSearch Mounted Search and Recovery Team
    Project Jason
    The Child Seek Network
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    North American Missing Persons Network
    The Montgomery Advertiser


    Updated 6 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 6, 2014; picture added, details of disappearance updated.

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