Tiaj Richelle Ethelyn Smith

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Above Images: Tiaj, circa 2009

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 10, 2009 from Gary, Indiana
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: May 3, 2001
  • Age: 8 years old
  • Height and Weight: 3'5, 70 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Tiaj's nickname is Aji. She has marks on the right side of her face and her ears are pierced.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Tiaj disappeared from Gary, Indiana on August 10, 2009. Authorities believe she was abducted by her non-custodial father. Photographs and information for the father are unavailable. They may be in the Bahamas. The child's whereabouts are unknown and her case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Gary Police Department
    219-881-1260

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    NamUs

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 16, 2011; distinguishing characteristics updated.

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