posted on Sep, 22 2021 @ 03:46 PM
Shy'Kemmia Pate was 8 years old on Sept. 4th, 1998, the day she vanished while playing outside of a neighbor's house in tiny Unadilla, Georgia.
Shy'Kemmia and her older sister were planning to go to a high school football game later that day. When her sister returned from running an errand to
pick up Shy'Kemmia and head to the game, she was gone. Family assumed Shy'Kemmia had gotten a ride from someone else but when she never appeared at
the game, they contacted police who informed them that Shy'Kemmia could not be reported missing for 24 hours. This is not only 100% FALSE information
from the police, but also led to a delay in searches and evidence collection that may have been the difference between life and death for the little
Once police were involved every resource was used to attempt to locate Shy'Kemmia to no avail. Investigators have said that the location Shy'Kemmia
disappeared from was near a club that had a reputation for drug dealing and has since been closed and theorize that her abductor was someone familiar
to the area and perhaps even known to Shy'Kemmia, because Unadilla is such a small town that a new or different vehicle would stick out like a sore
thumb. In the year 2000, the population of Unadilla was only 2,772. There was a person of interest in this case who fit the FBI Profile of the
possible abductor but this man has remained publicly unnamed.
Shy'Kemmia was 4'4" and weighed 59lbs at the time of her disappearance. She was last seen wearing a lime green Atlanta Braves button up shirt, Levi
blue jeans and dark blue or black K-Swiss sneakers. She had shoulder length braids with gold beads at the time of her disappearance. She would be 31
years old today.
Here is a picture of Shy'Kemmia: