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On August 28, 1986, Alice May Sullivan, a bright 20-year-old sophomore attending Tennessee State University in Nashville, disappeared. Sullivan was an ambitious business major who "earned excellent grades" and worked part-time at Burger King. She was also a devoted mother to her 3-year-old toddler son.
Sullivan lived with her boyfriend and her son in the Town Terrace Apartments near the TSU campus. She moved there with her boyfriend only 3 weeks before she went missing. Sullivan was from Gallatin, Tennessee, where her parents still lived. She was very close to them. They spoke every night on the phone.
On the morning of the day she disappeared, Sullivan got her son to preschool before attending her first class at 8:00 a.m. After class was over, she met with friends at Hankal Hall, a female dormitory, for some time between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Sullivan's next class was at 1:00 p.m., but she never showed.
She was reportedly last seen "by a friend from Gallatin walking near TSU's Gentry Center" on the afternoon she disappeared.