UPDATE: Missing Child Has Been Found

Smart Ring callout messages help find missing child.

Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 10:57am

UPDATE: Missing Child Has Been Found


At approximately 12:15 pm, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's office located 12-year-old Aliyah Stewart after receiving a lead from the Smart Ring callout messages.

The young girl was found in good health on the 6000 block of N. Shore. Detectives are currently investigating the circumstances of her disappearance. The Sheriff's Office thanks the public for their assistance in locating this child.


East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputies are looking for a missing 12-year-old girl this morning. Aliyah Stewart was last seen Friday, Demember 18, 2009 at approximately 12:15pm.


East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputies are looking for a missing 12-year-old girl this morning. Aliyah Stewart was last seen yesterday afternoon. Deputies began searching for Aliyah after family members called and reported her missing yesterday afternoon. Her bus driver and classmates last saw her get off the school bus at the intersection of Woodlake and Lost Oaks at approximately 12:15 p.m. yesterday. After putting out a Smart Ring callout last night within a two-mile radius, deputies received calls of other sightings.

Aliyah is described as a light-skinned black female, 5'5", 100 pounds with braces and black rimmed glasses. She was last seen wearing khaki pants, a burgundy shirt, a cream-colored jacket, and carrying a red Minnie Mouse booksack.

Deputies began searching after family called and reported Aliyah missing at approximately 2:30 p.m. yesterday. Uniform patrol deputies, plain clothes detectives, bike patrol and community policing units have been canvassing the area since yesterday. After canvassing the area, interviewing and contacting family members, friends and school officials, notifying other area law enforcement, detectives did the Smart Ring callout within a two-mile radius last night. Several reported sightings came in and detectives followed up on these, but did not locate her. Deputies continued searching through the night.

Saturday morning at approximately 8:30 a.m. a second Smart Ring callout went out to the entire parish in an attempt to locate Aliyah.

At this point detectives do not suspect foul play, but are exploring all possible avenues of locating the child.

If you have ANY information, you are asked to call the EBRSO at 225 389-5000.