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Abducted Virginia girl might be in N.C.

Posted December 10, 2010

— North Carolina is one of several states that the accused abductor of a 12-year-old Virginia girl might taking her to, authorities said Thursday.

Brittany Mae Smith was last seen Dec. 2 in Roanoke, Va. Authorities think she and her alleged abductor, 32-year-old Jeffrey Scott Easley, might be traveling through North Carolina, Kentucky or West Virginia. His destination might be Alabama or Florida.

Brittany's mother, 41-year-old Tina Smith, was found dead at her Salem, Va., home on Monday. Her death has been ruled a homicide. Easley was Smith's live-in boyfriend.

An Amber Alert for Brittany was issued in Virginia, Alabama and Florida but not in North Carolina. Authorities said an alert would be issued if they received more concrete information that she was in the state.

Brittany and Easley are believed to be traveling in a silver Dodge Neon with Virginia license plate XKF-2365.

She is described as white, 5 feet tall and weighing 100 pounds. She has brown eyes and hair.

Easley is described as white, 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 265 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel brown eyes.

Any information about their whereabouts should call the Roanoke County Police Department at 1-540-777-8641 or Virginia State Police at 1-800-822-4453.


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  • tiblet Dec 10, 2010

    praying that this child is found soon

  • sflirtingwith40 Dec 10, 2010

    another FB page I accidently left out "Help Find Brittany Mae Smith - 12 years old from VA" ... prayers for Brittany!

  • Ambygirl Dec 10, 2010

    Lived here all my life and I love it but we are totally backwards when it comes to things like this!! Why won't they post an Amber Alert??? Craziest thing I've ever heard of!!

  • sflirtingwith40 Dec 10, 2010

    About time! I have beem following this story since Monday morning and was curious as to why I haven't seen or heard about it via NC news?!
    Anyone wanting to see more photos or follow the story there are several pages on FB and tons of photos of Brittany and Jeff Easley. "Facebook GIVE Roanoke Va Police access to Brittany and Jeffs accounts!!" and "SEARCH FOR BRITTANY MAE SMITH!!" and "Choking Game Awareness ~ The DB Foundation"
    Prayers go out to this little girl regardless of what we read or hear she is still a child...may she come home for her Mother's service and for Christmas!

  • Wacky_dood Dec 10, 2010

    Here we have a real abduction from a neighboring state and they don't post an Amber Alert. Yet every time a parent in a custody dispute takes off with their kid(s) they get an Amber Alert?

  • itsmyownopinion Dec 10, 2010

    Amber Alert: http://radioamber.net/?p=3153

    If you see this car on the road, call 911 or *HP.

  • just my2cents Dec 10, 2010

    Let's see the man! Come on WRAL, post the pic. I am thankful they atleast posted the story, without the amber alert many would not have known otherwise.

  • hihuwatlu Dec 10, 2010

    Post the Amber Alert! They've issue one in Alabama and Florida and last time I checked there was a good chance you would atleast pass through NC on the way to either of those places from VA.

  • godnessgracious Dec 10, 2010

    There are more pictures of this man from walmart survaillence, why are they not posted. If hes in NC shouldn't we the people who might see him have all the pictures that are available?

  • lisa4 Dec 10, 2010

    If they think they may come to NC - go ahead & post an AMBER ALERT in NC!!!! Why not be safe rather than sorry???????????? An ambert alert has been issued in Alabama & Florida.