Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Family members last saw LaQuanta on Sunday, December 7, 2003, when she came over to her mother’s house. She left late that night, at approximately 11:30 p.m. with a man driving a green Ford Taurus or Caprice car. Riley was reported missing by her mother to Montgomery police 72 hours later.
Riley graduated in 2002 from Redan High School in Stone Mountain, Ga.
LaQuanta was moving out of an apartment in Eufaula where she’d been living with a high school friend until an apparent disagreement.
She planned to head back to Montgomery to live with her great-aunt, Katie Smith.
About two days before LaQuanta disappeared she went to Eufaula for the weekend to collect some of her belongings as she planned to move out of her apartment.
That same day, LaQuanta called from Eufaula upset and asked her mother to pick her up. She wasn’t able to, but someone else picked her up.
Riley's family believes she was the victim of a crime. They don't believe Riley would have left and not told anyone where she was going.
About two weeks after she disappeared Riley's mother received a disturbing telephone message from Riley. LaQuanta was upset and could be heard crying on the message, but Riley could never determine what her daughter was saying. A man’s voice was also heard on the message. Because of that phone message, it appeared Riley might be in danger. There has been no indication whether Riley is still alive, but there is evidence that Riley was kidnapped.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Montgomery Police Department
Alabama Bureau of Investigation Center
Missing and Exploited Children
Alabama Department of Public Safety
City of Montgomery
Montgomery Advertiser (AL) 1/20/04