Home » L’akira Goldsmith: Mother Believes The 20-Year-Old Was Kidnapped
Nothing was unusual for L’akira Dajour Goldsmith and her boyfriend on November 27, 2018. He picked her up from her Montgomery, Alabama, home in the 4500 block of Narrow Lane Road, and when he dropped her off later that day, her grandmother witnessed her getting out of his vehicle. The grandmother waited for L’akira to come inside, but L’akira never entered.
When 20-year-old L’akira didn’t return, her family searched the apartment complex. According to The Charley Project, the maintenance man for the complex told the family that he’d let L’akira “use his home” around 2:00 a.m. The last time he saw her was when she used his phone to speak with someone. Yet, when he returned to check on her, she was gone, and the phone was sitting on the steps. It’s believed that L’akira was going to see her friend in North Montgomery when she disappeared.
No one has seen or heard from Lakira since that time.
A Mother Makes A Passionate Plea
“She’s a very friendly person,” her mother, Marchelle Goldsmith, told the Montgomery Advertiser. “She could walk in a room and light up the room. She tried to help anybody. She tried to make everyone like her. She’s just a sweet and caring person — always wanted to look out for others, even when she was sick. She has severe asthma and it’d be hard for her to breathe most of the time, but she didn’t let that stop her.”
L’akira was also known to be active on social media, so her loved ones feared the worst when her accounts were no longer updated. Her son was a toddler when L’akira went missing, and her family is adamant that she would never leave her child behind, especially without contacting anyone. Her loved ones, including her mother and sister, continue to post flyers at businesses in Montogomery and surrounding areas.
“All over town, service stations, grocery stores, anywhere that would allow me to hang one up,” Marchelle told Alabama News. However, it’s been some time, and the investigation hasn’t gained momentum. Montgomery Police Capt. Regina Duckett said, “There have been no new leads or developments that would define a search area.” Marchelle believes that L’akira may have been kidnapped.
L’akira Goldsmith: What To Know
At the time of her disappearance, L’akira Goldsmith was described as approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall and 155 pounds. She has black or dark brown hair (she was last seen with blonde extensions with dark roots) and brown eyes. L’akira has multiple piercings, including her ears, lower lip, and a “snake eye” tongue. She last wore a velvet knee-length dress, a silver rhinestone choker necklace, a silver lip ring, and silver rhinestone earrings. She has severe asthma and has been hospitalized multiple times due to her condition. She did not take her medication with her.
Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact the Montgomery Police Department at (334) 625-2810 or their local authorities. The agency case number is 2018-00255833.
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