The Doe Network:
Case File 102DFTX

Left: Smalley, circa 1988; Right: Age-progressed image of Smalley at age 30 (circa 1999).

Susan Renee Smalley
Missing since March 20, 1988 from Carrollton, Dallas County, Texas.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: September 19, 1969
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 18 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'8; 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair; green eyes. She wears glasses or contacts.
  • Marks, Scars: Smalley's ears are both pierced multiple times.
  • Clothing: White sweater and blue pants. She was carrying a navy shoulder bag with camel trim.
  • Dentals: Available. All 4 wisdom teeth removed and five fillings.
  • DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Smalley and her friend, Stacie Madison, stayed at Smalley's home overnight on March 19, 1988. Both girls had disappeared by the following morning (March 20). Police know the girls were at Susan's house by midnight. At 24.01 that Sunday, they called one of Stacie's friends in Arlington, a guy she may have been dating. Police aren't sure why the two went out again.
The first item on their evening's itinerary had been to pick up Susan's mother at the Prestonwood Dillard's, where Audett worked as a clerk. Stacie followed in her '67 Mustang convertible, which bore the colors of their school, Newman Smith High School.
At some point during the evening, they drove to Arlington and found an apartment full of people hanging out. They left, with plans to eat at Chili's, and said they might return, according to the police file. That night, Susan and Stacie also went to the Steak and Ale on Belt Line Road. Stacie waited in her car while Susan went inside to talk to a coworker. Susan and Stacie left in less than five minutes. A 7-Eleven clerk later told police the two had tried to buy beer from her Saturday night, apparently before they went to the restaurant. That was the last time anyone saw them.
Stacie's green-and-gold Mustang convertible was found that day in a strip-mall parking lot at Forest Lane and Webb Chapel Road in Dallas -- locked, with her portable stereo undisturbed on the back seat. There was no sign of either Smalley or Madison. Susan Smalley was only 18 but possessed the maturity and responsibility of an older woman. She worked two jobs while earning above-average grades. 

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Carrollton Police Department


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Agency Number: 286380

NCMEC #: NCMC707842

NCIC Number: M-503980654
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
Texas Missing Persons Clearinghouse

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