Found some more info on Aleacia Stancil

I found more info on Aleacia Stancil, a nine-month-old baby who disappeared in 1994, about which I knew nothing. According to the Phoenix Police Department (which spells her name “Alecia”), Aleacia’s mother, Toni, gave her to another woman known only as Dee and never saw either of them again. Toni didn’t report Aleacia missing for three months. She died in late 1995.

From what little I know, it sounds like another Caylee Anthony or Ke’Shaun Vanderhorst. I wish I knew more, though. Like, what was the arrangement between Toni and this woman, and what reason did Toni give for not reporting the disappearance for so long? I haven’t been able to find out anything about Toni — no obituary, nothing in the Social Security Death Index either. Perhaps her legal first name wasn’t Toni but Antoinette or something. I haven’t been able to find any articles or anything about Aleacia’s disappearance, either. It’s such a shame, when you think about all the attention Caylee received.

I suppose there’s reason to hope Aleacia is alive today, assuming Toni was telling the truth. We may never know.

18 thoughts on “Found some more info on Aleacia Stancil

  1. Birgitta November 20, 2009 / 9:14 am

    It´s strange that a mother would give her baby to someone she don´t know, maybe she sold it? I don´t know the Aleacia case, but I´m amazed that there are so little about her.
    Some cases get lots of attention while other gets no, but the cases are so many, it´s hard to know them all, every time I look around I see something new that I never saw before, I don´t think I will ever know them all.

  2. Brianna Brawley November 20, 2009 / 2:32 pm

    I bet theres no Dee at all. Toni probably killed Alicia or else did like Shania Davis mother and pimped her out. Ether way she didnt give a crap about her own baby. Another crack ho.

  3. danielle November 20, 2009 / 3:54 pm

    I’m with you Brianna Brawley! Drugs for sex with baby girl…

    • Brianna Brawley November 20, 2009 / 4:31 pm

      Or else just got tired of the crying and didnt like spending her drug $$$ on baby food and dipers so she got rid of it. If she didnt die the next year she would just keep pumping them out b/c these ppl are too stupid and lazy to do birth control.

      • Meaghan November 21, 2009 / 2:35 am

        Who are “these people” that you are referring to?

      • Brianna Brawley November 21, 2009 / 1:59 pm

        Ppl like Shanias mother and Kaylee Anthonys mother and Alicia Stanciels mother. Thats who I meant by these ppl.

      • Birgitta November 21, 2009 / 7:22 pm

        Well lets hope that this did not happen, not all mothers are killing their children.

  4. Kelly November 20, 2009 / 5:07 pm

    How sad for this poor little baby. Sounds like it could go either way;sold for drugs and/or murdered. Funny, I read this post after the one on race. This baby did not get any attention because she is black. I truly believe the white little Caylee’s get the attention and the poor black Aleacia’s don’t because the press pays more attention to white. I’m not so sure we as a society care more for white vs black, but I think mainstream press does.

    • Meaghan November 21, 2009 / 2:37 am

      Foul play on the part of the mother does seem likely, though I suppose it’s possible she had a foster-care type arrangement with this woman and the woman took off with Aleacia. Though I think it would be odd if a pervert decided to buy a baby. A young child like Shaniyah Davis, yes, but an infant?

  5. Justin November 21, 2009 / 5:18 am

    My memory is a bit fuzzy on this one, but I was listening to a radio talk show with Dr. Laura Schlessinger about 10 years ago and she was talking about how in one state in the South (I can’t remember which one, but it might have started with an “A” but I cannot swear to that.), here was an unusually large proportion of crib deaths reported. The State said publicly that they would try to find out what might be causing them by performing autopsys on ALL infants being brought in dead of unknown causes to try to find a link. After they announced that, the percentage of dead babies being reported dropped something like 60% (not sure of the exact percent, but it was high).

    • Meaghan November 21, 2009 / 5:29 am

      It’s very, very easy to smother a baby without leaving any indications. And usually the killer (usually Mom) doesn’t get caught unless she does it several times. Marybeth Tinning got away with, like, eight murders, I believe. She might have remained free forever if she hadn’t been dumb enough to kill her adopted kid too, which kind of threw the “the babies are dying of a mysterious genetic problem” theory out the window.

      • forthelost November 21, 2009 / 8:50 pm

        It was her last biological kid that started the investigation, not the adopted one. And even with that if she hadn’t confessed they’d have probably been unable to prosecute.

      • Meaghan November 22, 2009 / 1:11 pm

        Tami Lynne’s death did start the official investigation, yes, but plenty of people had suspicions long before then, suspicions made much stronger by the adopted baby’s death.

        She came up for parole recently, but got denied. Her husband has stood by her all these years.

      • Brianna Brawley November 22, 2009 / 2:03 pm

        I looked up Mary Beth Tining and her adopted kid wasnt even a baby, he was like 2, too old to die of crib death.

      • Meaghan November 22, 2009 / 2:21 pm

        They might have charged her with murdering her adopted son, but at autopsy they found out he had pneumonia. It was a very mild case, not enough to have killed him, but it seemed like enough “reasonable doubt” to kill a murder case, so everything was dropped and they had to wait until another baby died.

  6. Justin November 21, 2009 / 5:33 am

    Sorry. I hit the send button early. Stupid touch pad. I need to get a mouse pad. To continue…

    You know what that says to me? That many poor young women had babies thinking that they would have some one that would love them, that their boyfriends would stay with them, etc. But instead, they had this little screaming thing that only knew how to take, that wouldn’t let them sleep, where their options got more limited. Feeling trapped, they put a pillow over their child’s face because that was their way out.

    I think it happens a lot more than people think. The stigma of a mother abandoning her children is huge. Fathers can and frequently do walk out on their kids all the time, but if a mother did that, they are reviled by everyone who knows them. So killing them starts looking better and better.

    Yes, I know this is cynical. But I am not suprised at anything people do to one another. Joseph Conrad said it best: The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.

    • Meaghan November 21, 2009 / 5:41 am

      I read that in Great Britain they actually conducted a study of suspected baby-smotherers. They had the mothers in the hospital visiting their babies and put the under secret observation (making sure that they could rescue the baby at any time). The results were surprising: the mothers appeared to know exactly what they were doing — they looked around to make sure no one was watching, carefully studied the situation before they picked up the pillow. It wasn’t simply a case of them losing it and putting the pillow over the child’s face to stop its crying. It was cold-blooded murder.

      I agree with you about poor women (particularly young ones) having babies because they want someone to love them. And of course the stigma of a mother abandoning her child is huge (and the stigma for a father should be bigger than it is).

      There’s even a stigma attached to placing a baby for adoption — I have read about this. Before it happens you’re told you’re being brave and doing the right thing for the baby, but after it happens your support disappears and you have to deal with your grief and people say horribly insensitive things like “I could never give my baby away like you did.” Right-to-life groups make adoption sound like such an attractive option, but I’m not sure it is. More attractive for the baby, obviously, but for the mom, I don’t know. I read a book that was a study of mothers who gave up their babies for adoption and they basically never got over it. One of them subsequently married and had other kids and one of those kids died of cancer and she said the pain of losing her first child to adoption was greater than the pain of her younger child’s death. That speaks volumes to me.

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