Left: Toya circa, 1982
Right: Age Progressed to age 34
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: March 24, 1982
Missing From: Baltimore, Baltimore City County, Maryland
Classification: Non-Family Abduction
Date Of Birth: August 24, 1973
Age: 8 years old
Height and Weight: 4’0″ and 80 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: African American Female, Black hair, Brown eyes, Toya has a chipped front tooth and a deep left dimple, she wore eye glasses at the time of her disappearance but was not wearing them on the day she vanished
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A blue jacket, a blue/orange striped top, and blue jeans
NCMEC Number: 601715
Details of Disappearance
Toya Hill was last seen in Baltimore, Maryland on March 24th 1982. She was last seen as she left her house at the Lafayette Homes which is a public housing project located in the 200 block of south Spring Street. After school, Toya received permission to go play outside and her mother, Annette Stanley, gave her a snack as well.
When Toya’s mother left at approximately 6:15 pm, she left to walk to a grocery store about two blocks away at the corner of Gough Street and Caroline Street. On the way and close to the store, Toya stopped to talk with her mothers ex-boyfriend and another male.
Toya was not allowed to walk to the store on her own but told her sister she would do so anyway so she could purchase candy. She never arrived home afterwards and was never seen or heard from again. She was reported missing at 7:30 pm when her mother returned home and she couldn’t find her.
Annette was initially convinced that her ex-boyfriend abducted Toya in order to convince her to get back together with him. She would always ask him about Toya but he stated he did not know where she is and what happened to her. Stanley was to be married 3 days after Toya disappeared and wanted to go ahead with the plans in order to convince her ex-boyfriend to return Toya.
When her marriage ended, she started seeing him again and hoped he would reveal what happened to Toya and she believed he knew where she was. She married him but the marriage ended months later. He has since died.
At the time of her disappearance, Toya was described as a quiet and well behaved child who won trophies at school for regular attendance and participation in school activities. The time she tried to walk to the store alone was the only time she has ever disobeyed her mother. She was a third grader at City Springs Elementary School.
Toya shared a home with her mother and sister as well as two brothers. She is not believed to have left on her own accord due to her well behavior and she was to be a flower girl at her mothers wedding.
Toya’s disappearance remains unsolved. Annette is still alive and is hopeful her daughter will be found. She still lives in the same area her daughter disappeared from.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Baltimore Police Department (410) 396-2284
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children