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  1. #1
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    Dec 2005

    GA - Alisha Smiley, 3, Atlanta, 6 June 1985


    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: 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 Description: A red and white-checkered sundress and white sandals, 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 Hotel on Techwood Drive at approximately 2:00 p.m. Smiley's aunt, Estelle 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 McDonald'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. 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.

  2. #2
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    Jan 2008
    Wenonah, NJ

  3. #3
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    Mar 2005
    I wonder if the cousin she was left with could supply any more details...

  4. #4
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    Jan 2008
    Wenonah, NJ
    I wonder how old the cousin was at that time? Would he/she remember?

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    Jul 2004
    Tampa Bay
    Cindi Lou

    Some people may consider me crazy, I say I'm just inspired.

  6. #6
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    Jan 2016
    Bumping for Alisha Smiley.

    I just blogged about this case. Found some archived articles from the Atlanta Daily World, sorry, no links, got them off ProQuest.

    The article from June 16, 1985 states that Alisha's aunt left the 2 children inside the Omni Complex at the bench while she bought tickets (for a wrestling event) at a ticket booth outside the Omni Complex b/c

    She said she left the two there in an attempt to let the children cool off. The temperature that day was in the high 90s.
    Source: "Search Continues for Missing Girl." Atlanta Daily World (1932-2003): 2. Jun 16 1985. ProQuest. Web. 2 Jan. 2018 .

    There were extensive searches for Smiley in the days after she disappeared. Including this from another article dated June 11, 1985:

    About 150 searchers combed areas around the Omni and adjacent World Congress Center Friday searching for Alisha Smiley
    Source: "Child Still Missing." Atlanta Daily World (1932-2003): 1. Jun 11 1985. ProQuest. Web. 2 Jan. 2018 .

    The articles don't mention anything being found during these searches. Sadly, I didn't find a lot of info on this case.
    Last edited by Dark Sleuth; 01-02-2018 at 06:48 PM.

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