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Abducted Virginia girl might be in N.C.

Posted December 10, 2010 10:38 a.m. EST

— 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.