Stacey was last seen in her home in Atlanta, Georgia, on Christmas Day in 2011. She was reported missing by her family on the 27th of December, 2011.
When her home was investigated by detectives, it was found that both her apartment gate fob and her mobile phone was left, and the fireplace was still on.
She was believed to have been driving a 2006 white Volvo S60, which was later found abandoned. Police said that no foul play had been suspected.
On January 23rd, 2012, men looking for scrap metal discovered human remains underneath a fallen tree in Atlanta. The medical examiner indicated that the remains were consistent with the age and gender of Stacey, and her parents agreed that the remains did belong to Stacey.
The cause of death was most likely hypothermia, along with underlying neurological and psychiatric disorders. Her death was ruled as accidental.
Speaking to NewsOne, Stacey’s mother, Cindy, said: “…We thank God for allowing us to find our daughter. There is no doubt in my mind that there had to be some type of foul play involved. The way she was found and where she was found, and that is what we are wanting to make sure that no one gets tired at this point, it’s only the beginning, there is a lot more work to do.”
Some people have suggested that Stacey’s case is related to that of Phoenix Coldon, a young girl who went missing just a week or so before Stacey.
Foul Play, Investigation, True Crime, Unsolved