Tonisha Beatrica Alao
Alao, approximately 2020; Tattoos on Alao's right forearm
Date reported missing : 02/09/2020
Missing location (approx) :
North Charleston, South Carolina
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 11/04/1982 (38)
Age at the time of disappearance: 37 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5, 180 - 260 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Hoop earrings and a bEthnicity : let.
Medical conditions : Alao may be suffering from unspecified health issues.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Alao may dye her hair red, and usually wears it cut short and pulled back. Her ears are pierced. She has a mole on the left side of her face, and the following tattoos: stars and butterflies on her right forearm, the word "Armani" on her left forearm, and the word "Bubbles" on her chest. Photos of her right forearm tattoos are posted with this case summary.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Alao was last seen in the 3800 block of Leeds Avenue in North Charleston, South Carolina on February 9, 2020. She has never been heard from again. She was transient at the time of her disappearance, and frequented the One80 Place homeless shelter on Walnut Street. Her family, who lives out of state, hasn't heard from her since January 2020, which is extremely uncharacteristic of her behavior. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Charleston Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
A missing person is a person who has disappeared and whose status as alive or dead cannot be confirmed as their location and condition are not known. A person may go missing through a voluntary disappearance, or else due to an accident, crime, death in a location where they cannot be found (such as at sea), or many other reasons. In most parts of the world, a missing person will usually be found quickly. While criminal abductions are some of the most widely reported missing person cases, these account for only 2–5% of missing children in Europe.
By contrast, some missing person cases remain unresolved for many years. Laws related to these cases are often complex since, in many jurisdictions, relatives and third parties may not deal with a person's assets until their death is considered proven by law and a formal death certificate issued. The situation, uncertainties, and lack of closure or a funeral resulting when a person goes missing may be extremely painful with long-lasting effects on family and friends.
Several organizations seek to connect, share best practices, and disseminate information and imAge at the time of disappearance: s of missing children to improve the effectiveness of missing children investigations, including the International Commission on Missing Persons, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), as well as national organizations, including the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in the US, Missing People in the UK, Child Focus in Belgium, and The Smile of the Child in Greece.
South Carolina Arrests
Interactive Missing Person Search Map