Left: Corley, circa 1980; Right: Age-progressed by NCMEC to age 42
Name: Carla Rebecca Corley
Case Classification: Non-Family Abduction
Missing Since: August 12, 1980
Location Last Seen: Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama
Date of Birth: December 31, 1965
Age: 14 years old
Weight: 130 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Distinguishing Marks/Features: She has slight brain damage, which can cause epileptic seizures. She has a scar on her right knee.
Fingerprints: Not available
Clothing: Blue corduroy pants and a blue blouse with a Peter Pan collar and three white buttons.
Jewelry: Wearing a silver turquoise ring.
Additional Personal Items: She was carrying a brown knit purse.
Carla Rebecca Corley was last seen in her family's home in the public housing community on Airport Highway where she lived with her mother. On the eve of Carla's disappearance, she helped her mother wash dishes after supper. Her mother went to bed, awoke about 04:30 a.m. and walked into the living room. The chairs were pushed away from the table, a soft drink bottle was turned over, and Carla's new tan sandals with a gold emblem were near the couch where she had taken them off the night before. The doors were left wide open. There was no trace of Carla.
A month earlier, a group of men had abducted Carla for about three hours. They took her to Lake Purdy and raped her. About a week before Carla's disappearance, the men came banging on her door but couldn't get in. No one has been charged in connection with her disappearance, but police suspect foul play.
Agency Name: Birmingham Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Det. Jerry Williams
Agency Phone Number: 205-328-9311
Agency Case Number: G249425
NCIC Case Number: M060816930
NamUs Case Number: 2345
NCMEC Case Number: 765111
Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 10/15/15
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** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.