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Fourteen-year-old Carla Corley was last seen at her home in Birmingham, Alabama on August 12, 1980.

The next morning at 4:30am, her mother discovered the doors to their house open, chairs pushed back from the living room table, a soft drink bottle was overturned, and Carla's new sandals (which were tan with a gold emblem on them) were next to the couch where she left them before.

A month before she went missing, Carla was abducted and raped by a group of men for three hours near Lake Purdy. A week before she went missing, the men came over to the Corley residence, but they were not allowed inside.

Authorities have been searching for Carla since 1980, but her case remains unsolved. Foul play is suspected in her case and her mother believes that Carla was raped and murdered after she disappeared. As of 2020, her case remains unsolved.

Carla was last seen wearing a blue blouse with a Peter Pan collar & three white buttons and blue corduroy pants. She has epilepsy and suffers from seizures due to her condition.

If you have any information about Carla's case, contact the Birmingham Police Homicide Department.

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