Above: Tiaj Smith in 2009
Tiaj Richelle Ethelyn Smith
Last seen in Gary, Indiana on August 10, 2009
Vital statistics: Black female. Born on May 3, 2001. Brown hair usually worn in braids, black eyes. Her ears are pierced and she has marks on the right side of her face. Her nickname is "Aji." Was eight at the time.
NCIC number: M-678318950
Circumstances: She was abducted by her non-custodial father. Photos and vital statistics for him are not available. They may be in the Bahamas.
If you have any information as to Tiaj's whereabouts, please contact the Gary Police Department at 219-881-1260. Any information received can be kept confidential.
Information used to compile this casefile came from the following resources:
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The Charley Project
NamUs National Missing Persons Data System
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