Aleacia Di'onne Stancil

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Left and Center: Aleacia, circa 1994;
Right: Age-progression to age 19 (circa 2013)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 19, 1994 from Phoenix, Arizona
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: March 13, 1994
  • Age: 9 months old
  • Height and Weight: 1'6, 29 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Some agencies spell Aleacia's name "Alecia."
  • Medical Conditions: Aleacia wa born premature and addicted to drugs, and she may be in need of medical attention as a result.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Aleacia was last seen in Phoenix, Arizona on December 19, 1994. Her mother, Toni L. Stancil, reported her missing in March 1995, three months later. A photo of Toni is posted below this case summary. An Air Force veteran, she was a known drug addict and prostitute in 1994. After the birth, Toni and the baby at first went to stay with Toni's mother. On December 19, Toni got into an argument with her mother and left abruptly, taking Aleacia with her.

    According to Toni, they went to the Green Way Motel in the 1200 block of west Van Buren Street, where Toni met an African-American female she knew only as Dee. Toni asked Dee to take care of Aleacia. When Toni returned (possibly as long as three or four days later), Dee and Aleacia were gone and she never saw either of them again.

    Toni didn't report her baby's disappearance to the police because, she said, she was wanted for parole violation and feared arrest. It wasn't until a month later, after she was arrested on unrelated charges, that she told authorities she believed her daughter had been kidnapped. Law enforcement efforts to locate the child at that time came to nothing.

    Aleacia's mother was murdered in December 1995, at the age of 37. Her body was found behind the old Ruth and Hartley Barker building near 16th Street and Polk in Phoenix. The murder remains unsolved. Since Toni was the only witness in Aleacia's presumed abduction, authorities felt unable to proceed with the investigation and the case grew cold. Aleacia remains listed as a missing child, however, and has a surviving aunt who hopes she will be found. It's possible she's in California. Her case remains unsolved.

    Toni Stancil
    Above: Toni Stancil

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Phoenix Police Department
    602-262-6151

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    Phoenix Police Department
    World Vital Records
    The Arizona Republic
    America's Most Wanted
    NamUs

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    Updated 7 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 3, 2014; age-progression updated.

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