Alisha Smiley

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Left: Alisha, circa 1985;
Right: Age-progression to age 28 (circa 2009)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 6, 1985 from Atlanta, Georgia
  • Classification: Non-Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: October 7, 1981
  • Age: 3 years old
  • Height and Weight: 3'0, 30 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Alisha had a gap between her lower front teeth at the time of her 1985 disappearance. Her ears are pierced and she has a slight discoloration in the corner of her right eye.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A red and white A-line sundress with small checks, white sandals with silver buckles and no socks, lilac hair ribbons and possibly gold earrings.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Alisha was last seen at approximately 1:45 p.m. on June 6, 1985 in Atlanta, Georgia. She was seated on a bench outside the Omni International Hotel on Techwood Drive at approximately 2:00 p.m. Alisha's aunt, Estella Evans, left her and her four-year-old cousin unattended while she attempted to purchase wrestling tickets a short distance away. Alisha may have walked to a nearby McDonald's restaurant shortly afterwards. When Evans returned, she was gone. Alisha has never been heard from again. An extensive search of the area produced no clues as to her whereabouts.

    Alisha, was born in Birmingham, Alabama. She had lived with Evans and Evans's husband and children periodically since birth, as her own parents were financially unable to support her. She had been residing with Evans for eight months prior to her June 1985 disappearance. Evans describes her niece as an extremely friendly, trusting toddler. Authorities received a tip that Alisha may have been taken to Lakewood fairgrounds area shortly after her disappearance. No evidence was located at the scene. Alisha's case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Atlanta Police Department
    404-853-3434

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    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    NamUs
    The Marietta Daily Journal

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    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 3, 2013; clothing/jewelry description and details of disappearance updated.

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