Alexandria Christine Suleski

Above: Alexandria, circa 1989


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 26, 1989 from Radcliff, Kentucky
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: November 26, 1983
  • Age: 5 years old
  • Height and Weight: 2'9, 40 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Asian female. Black hair, brown eyes. Alexandria has a blue discoloration on the base of her spine. Her nickname is Alex.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A blue denim skirt, a white blouse, and white or cream-colored sneakers.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Alexandria was last seen playing outside of her family's residence in Radcliff, Kentucky on October 23, 1989. She has never been seen again. A missing child report was filed by her family on October 26, three days later. Authorities initially believed she had either been abducted or had wandered off and fallen into one of the many area sinkholes.

    Alexandria's father and stepmother, Thomas and Roxanne Suleski, moved to Los Angeles, California after her disappearance. In 1993, they were arrested. They were initially charged only with making false statements about Alexandria's disappearance, but they were later charged with abusing, kidnapping and murdering the child.

    Alexandria's teenage stepsister, Nyssa Bruno, testified that Alexandria was regularly abused by Roxanne prior to her 1989 disappearance. Bruno also stated that she witnessed Roxanne place Alexandria inside of two large plastic trash bags and made her stay there all day as punishment for her soiling herself on October 23, 1989, three days before the family filed a missing person report on the child. Roxanne then began to abuse another of her stepchildren while Alexandria was confined. Roxanne discovered that Alexandria was deceased the following morning, October 24, 1989. She tried to revive the child using medical resuscitation techniques and failed. Thomas allegedly buried Alexandria's body in the woods in Otter Creek Park in Meade County, Kentucky. Bruno spoke to her stepfather about Alexandria's death while wearing a wire; Thomas was recorded saying he had dug up his daughter's body some time after burying it and had destroyed it.

    Thomas and Roxanne maintained their innocence, but were convicted of all charges in 1994 and sentenced to life with no chance of parole for 25 years. They could have gotten the death penalty. The Suleskis' defense attorneys petitioned the court to set their sentences aside in early 2001, but the requests were denied. Photos of both of them are posted below this case summary.

    Alexandria has never been located. Her case continues to be listed as a non-family abduction with many missing children's agencies.

    Roxanne Thomas
    Left: Roxanne Suleski in 2014;
    Right: Thomas Suleski in 2014


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


    Source Information
    Child Protection Education Of America
    The Kentucky Post
    The Lexington Herald-Leader
    The Doe Network
    Angelizd's Place
    Kentucky Online Offender Lookup


    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 23, 2014; details of disappearance updated.

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