Details of Disappearance Amaria was last seen at her home in the 2100 block of King Road, near Fort Street in Trenton, Michigan on July 7, 2019. The day before, she had asked her mother for a computer adapter so she could get online, then yelled at her mother when they were unable to find it after a short time. She then asked her mother to turn the hotspot on her cellular phone so she could get online.
At 3:00 a.m. on July 7, Amaria's mother thought she heard the sliding door open. Later that morning, when she got up to wake Amaria for church, the teen's bed was empty. Her mother found a note on the kitchen table saying Amaria was running away and not to try to find her because that would make it worse. She took a bag of clothes with her and a pair of sandals, but not her asthma inhaler or other medication.
A few days after Amaria went missing, there was a sighting of her in Westland, Michigan. About a month later, her family got a phone call from Amaria. In the call, she said that if they would say that a certain person had not taken her, she would be able to come home. Then the line went dead. She hasn't been heard from since.
Shortly before her disappearance, Amaria had received a package from a man in his forties whom she'd met on social media. Her mother believes her disappearance may be connected to that person and that Amaria may have been a victim of human trafficking. Her mother had recently been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer, and Amaria's grandfather had also recently died, and Amaria may have been upset about this.
She had missed a lot of school due to her state of health, and was taking online classes to catch up. She was a good student, very active in volleyball and swimming, was on the robotics team and studied piano. She dreamed of becoming a social worker when she grew up. She is classified as a runaway, but she may be in danger.
- Trenton Police Department
Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated September 27, 2020; casefile added.