Wasn’t expecting this

I got an NCMEC message in my email saying Aleacia Di’onne Stancil has been found alive. This comes as a most unexpected surprise. Frankly, I had not expected her to be found at all, never mind found alive. The police were outright admitting they had no idea where to look for her.

The NCMEC, of course, offers no details, and as of this writing, there’s nothing in the news. I’d love to know the circumstances under which Aleacia, who would now be 23 years old, was located, and what sort of woman she’s become. I’m hoping she was properly raised and is in college or something like that. It seems like the odds are against her growing into a functional young adult, but we can hope, right?

I’ve got a case, one of my “foul play is suspected but few details are available” cases, involving a toddler who disappeared in the eighties. A relative emailed me to say the child’s mother sold it for drugs. I don’t doubt this information, but I wasn’t able to confirm it with any official source so it’s not in the casefile, just in my head. In a way I hope that kid WAS sold for drugs, because if it was, maybe it’s still alive.

I often wonder about the little babies on my site who disappeared ages ago and are presumed to be still alive — I wonder what they’re like now. Alexis Manigo/Kamiyah Mobley and Nejra Nance/Carlina White seem to have turned out all right in spite of being raised by their abductors. Aleacia’s mother struggled with drug addiction and was murdered a year after her daughter disappeared; it’s entirely on the cards that whoever raised Aleacia was able to provide a more stable home environment than she could have gotten from her biological family. But the circumstances of Aleacia’s disappearance aren’t that clear and I’m not sure if she was, in fact, abducted.

I hope there’s something in the news soon. I’m happy to learn this baby lived to grow into a woman.


9 thoughts on “Wasn’t expecting this

  1. EVIE July 28, 2017 / 10:09 pm

    I’m wondering if whoever had Aleacia murdered Toni? I realize that it’s not out of the realm of possibility that the two are unrelated, considering Toni’s high risk lifestyle, but I think it’s more likely than not that the incidents are connected

    • Meaghan July 28, 2017 / 10:11 pm

      When your comment arrived in my email box I glanced at it and saw the phrase “Aleacia murdered Toni” and I was like “what on earth, she would have been a year and a half at the time” and then I read the whole comment and it made sense. LOL.

      I have myself wondered whether Toni’s murder and her daughter’s disappearance are connected, but I have no answers for you.

  2. Anon July 28, 2017 / 11:29 pm

    I’m from Az and have not heard anything about Aleacia being found. You would think it would be major news, especially because she was found alive. When did you receive the message from NCMEC?

  3. Dana July 29, 2017 / 2:37 am

    Wonderful news if it’s true.

    • Meaghan July 29, 2017 / 7:20 am

      It’s true. Unlike some organizations I can think of, the NCMEC doesn’t make such statements without proof.

  4. Ruth July 29, 2017 / 3:37 am

    My greatest hope is that little Kyron will be found alive

  5. Brian F Lockett August 13, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    There’s a similar MP case (long-missing child who purportedly turns up alive many years later) that I posted a question about on Websleuths where you are mentioned…

    “Quote Originally Posted by CarlK90245
    According to the Seaside PD, in a letter to Meaghan at Charley Project, Mary Louise Day was located alive and well in 2003.
    She personally requested that she be removed from the missing persons listings”

    I looked up her thread because in one of The Doe Network’s recent updates, it states that she was found DECEASED in 2003. On her Websleuth’s thread, she was seemingly found ALIVE in 2003. Could the DoeNet update just be a typo? It’s been a long time since 2003 (and a very, very long time since she went missing) and she was just now noted by DN to have been found in any way, shape or form.

    • Meaghan August 13, 2017 / 3:08 pm

      I’m not sure about that myself. LE had notified me she’d been found but didn’t say dead or alive.

      • Brian F Lockett August 13, 2017 / 3:18 pm

        Thanks for the quick reply…
        That one’s strange because a relative has posted there and I don’t think they’ve even been officially notified one way or another, based on their posts.
        This one got my curiosity because I found it strange since she went missing when I was a baby, was found when I was in my early 20’s and it’s not clear if it was a “good” or “bad” find

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