Alison DiLaurentis is a character in the television series Pretty Little Liars and had been best friends with Hanna, Aria, Spencer, and Emily before dissapearing the night of September 1, 2009. She was the "it girl", "diva", and the Queen Bee of Rosewood High School up until her dissapearence. One year after her dissapearance, her body is found in the backyard of Maya St. Germain's house, which was her's. The autopsy states that she suffered a blow to the head and subsquently suffocated to death, while dirt being found in her lungs meaning she was buried alive. The item that was used to hit her was supposedly a shovel, which was also used to bury her. A flashback is shown in This Is A Dark Ride of her hand coming out of the ground of her backyard, made for a gazebo which reveals she may have tried to escape.