1980s

Alisha Smiley missing 1985 1
Alisha Smiley, 3: Last Seen In Atlanta, Sitting On A Bench In 1985

Her aunt went to make a purchase nearby & when she returned, Alisha was gone.

Philadelphia Child Jane Doe 1984 3
Philadelphia Child Jane Doe 1984: Police Can’t Find Her Unmarked Grave

Her remains were discovered after a dog found her skull.

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Thwana Darrough, 16: Last Seen Waiting For School Bus In 1989

The teen was seen by witnesses waiting for her school bus.

Lisa Walton Missing 3
Lisa Walton, 22: Baby Boy Found Alone After Mother Goes Missing In 1986

A baby boy was found unharmed in a Detroit alley. His grandmother recognized him from a news broadcast.

Tanisha WAtkins Missing 1
Tanisha Watkins, 2: Vanished In 1984 While Playing In Front Yard

Her mother was cleaning inside their home and took her eyes off of Tanisha for just a few minutes.

Monica Bennett Missing
Monica Bennett, 15: She & Her 13-Year-Old Brother Vanished In 1989

Police classified them as runaways & only changed their case to “endangered missing” 20 years later.

Sheketah Brown Missing (1)
Sheketah Brown, 10: Father Admitted To Killing Entire Family In 1985

James Michael Brown claimed he murdered his wife and their three children. Their remains have never been located.

Debra Mackey Terrell Missing Texas
Debra Mackey, 20: Last Seen At NYE Party With Her Family In 1982

She got into a vehicle and was never seen again.

Jeffrey Lynn Smith Missing (1)
Jeffrey Lynn Smith, 16: Last Seen Walking Home From School With BF

He claims they parted ways blocks away from her home. Police initially classified her as a runaway.

April Williams Missing
April Williams, 3 Months: Kidnapped From A Bus Terminal In 1983

Her mother chatted with a nice woman who offered to change the baby’s diaper. The woman took the child.

Tiahease Jackson Missing (1)
Tiahease Jackson, 11: May Have Fallen Victim To Serial Killer In 1983

She went to the store to pick up food and never returned.

Kassaundra Williams Patterson
Kassaundra Williams Patterson, 33: Missing From Oklahoma Since 1988

Her young daughters woke up in the morning to find her gone.

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Milwaukee Jane Doe: Body Found Floating In River In 1982

Her death was classified as an “accidental drowning,” but she has gone unidentified.