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. Smiley had a gap between her lower front teeth at the time of her 1985 disappearance. Her ears are pierced.
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A red and white-checkered A-line sundress and white sandals, and possibly gold earrings. Her hair was braided and tied with lilac-colored ribbons.
Details of Disappearance
Smiley 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 HotelMcDonald's restaurant shortly afterwards. When Evans returned, she was gone. Smiley has never been heard from again. An extensive search of the area produced no clues as to her whereabouts. on Techwood Drive at approximately 2:00 p.m. Smiley's aunt, Estella Evans, left her and her cousin unattended while she attempted to purchase wrestling tickets a short distance away. Smiley may have walked to a nearby
Smiley, 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 Smiley may have been taken to Lakewood fairgrounds area shortly after her disappearance. No evidence was located at the scene. Smiley's case remains unsolved.
Investigating Agency Charley Project
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Atlanta Police Department