Carlie Brucia disappeared on Super Bowl Sunday 2004. Though her mother called 911 immediately, the amber alert was not issued until 18 hours later when police found a surveillance video of the girl’s abduction. By then it was too late.
On March 16, 2006, Joseph Smith was sentenced to death by lethal injection for the Super Bowl Sunday 2004 rape and murder of Carlie Brucia, 11, in Sarasota Florida. Carlie was reported missing within 30 minutes of her abduction. The case made national headlines when police released surveillance video showing the girl’s abduction.