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The Siblings of Aleatha Evertz

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Smith siblings

Real Names: Marty, Richard and Noreen Smith
Case: Lost Siblings
Location: Lakewood, Colorado
Date: 1962


Details: Aleatha Smith Evertz is searching for her brothers and sister, Richard, Marty and Noreen. Their parents were seldom around to care for them, and five-year-old Aleatha often cared for her younger siblings by herself. She remembered making chocolate milk and toast for them. In 1960 child services took them and they were placed in the care of foster parents Frank and Mary Anne Wiley. After just a few months they were returned to their father's custody, but again he was negligent with their care. Eventually, concerned neighbors called the police and the siblings were put into separate foster homes.

Aleatha evertz

Years later, after living in two abusive foster homes, Aleatha was returned to the Wileys. She loved her foster parents, but felt confused and lost. She ran away planning to go to Oklahoma to find her natural grandmother. With the help of a local priest she searched the neighborhood for her grandmother's house, but couldn't find it and was eventually put back in the foster care system after they discovered that she was a runaway. For some reason, she was not permitted to return to the Wileys. Although Aleatha eventually located and reunited with her natural parents, she never was able to find her brothers, Richard and Marty, and sister, Noreen.
Extra Notes: This segment was featured as part of the February 13, 1991 episode.
Results: Solved. Thanks to viewers tips, Aleatha has been reunited with her siblings, but the facts behind the reunion were kept secret from the broadcast and the reunion was not filmed, because of the emotional pain that Aleatha had gone through in her and her siblings' childhood.
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