The Doe Network:
Case File 335DFGA

Left: Smiley, circa 1985; Right: Age-progressed image of Smiley at age 28 (circa 2010)

Alisha Smiley
Missing since June 6, 1985 from Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia.
Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Alisha Smiley was last seen at approximately 13:45 on June 6, 1985 in Atlanta, Georgia.
She was sitting on a bench inside the Omni Hotel and entertainment complex on Techwood Drive at the time. Smiley's aunt left her and her 4-year-old cousin unattended while she attempted to purchase wrestling tickets a short distance away. Smiley may have wandered to the nearby McDonald's restaurant, as she loved hamburgers. Alisha was last seen by Omni employees asking for a cookie and asking about a bathroom.
At the time of her disappearance, Alisha had been living with her aunt and the aunt's husband for about seven months. She had lived with the couple sporadically since she was born in Birmingham, Alabama, as her parents were struggling to make it through college.
Alisha was described at the time as extremely trusting and friendly.
Police and volunteers conducted several searches in the days after Alisha vanished. They combed school grounds and desolate rail yards near the Omni, but found no clues.

If you have any information concerning Smiley's whereabouts, please contact:
Atlanta Police Department
Missing Persons Unit

You may remain anonymous when submitting information.

Agency Case Number: 506F9739

NCIC Number: M860989631
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children

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