For those of us who have taken it upon our hearts to communicate and work with family members of missing persons, there are always certain cases that one draws close to.
Help Find The Missing has always been a great source for me, and among the case information on missing persons can be found a lot of caring members. Low on drama and high on details and friendship has always been a requisite for me and they fit the bill!
One of the members there holds Samantha Smith, her case, and her family close to her heart. Living near the area from where Samantha vanished, she is able to get a first hand look at the facts and also speak to those who who were close to Samantha.
Many times waking hours are spent going over the clues, re-enacting the “what ifs” in your head, digging for anything new that might shed light on what could have happened to that person that seemingly vanished into thin air. It’s often a breath of fresh air to see that someone can make that missing person real to us, and regardless of media exposure (or lack thereof) and speculation, each missing person deserves to be more than a face on a poster.
She has made Samantha real to us just by the outpouring of her own feelings about her and her case. This is the one she wants desperately to be solved. Thanks for being the light in the darkness for Samantha!
Well, it’s here. November 5, 2009. Three years ago Samantha Renee Smith vanished! I can’t tell there is much difference in every day life… Few people in our area recognize her name. You never see her face on missing posters. The ones I put up are always gone within a day or two. You don’t hear Nancy Grace or any of the others for that matter, even mention her name. And believe me I have contacted many people in the media. Reminders of today and I hope, maybe one will run a story about her.
I wonder if the new police chief, or Safety Director, has ever heard her name mentioned.
You don’t see her face flashing on every other myspace you look at. Almost no one would recognize her face if it scrolled across the top of this site.
But, Someone knows. And one day we will all know.
God bless you Samantha.
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: November 5, 2006 from Clinton, South Carolina
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date of Birth: July 13, 1984
Age: 22 years old
Height and Weight: 5’3 – 5’4, 110 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Red hair, green eyes. Smith’s hair is naturally blonde, but it was dyed red at the time of her disappearance.
Medical Conditions: Smith has a history of depression and may be suicidal. She has attempted suicide multiple times in the past. In addition, Smith suffers from asthma. She was taking medication for both her conditions at the time of her disappearance and may be in need of medical attention.
Details of Disappearance Smith was last seen in Clinton, South Carolina on November 5, 2006. At the time, she was living with her boyfriend in a house in the 100 block of Leila Street. Her boyfriend stated they got into an argument about religion and Smith walked into a wooded area behind her home and never returned. Smith has never been heard from again. She left all her personal belongings behind, except her purse. There is no evidence of foul play in Smith’s case, and her boyfriend has been ruled out as a suspect in her disappearance, but it is unclear what happened to her. Smith is described as an intelligent young woman. She enjoyed photography, hiking and horseback riding at the time of her disappearance. She was a student at Piedmont Tech and made good grades; she wanted to transfer to Lander University and become an art teacher. She has dropped out of sight before, but never for this long, and her family believes she may have come to harm. Her case remains unsolved.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Clinton Department of Public Safety