According to Roanoke County police 12-year old Brittany Mae Smith has been safely located and 32-year old Jeffrey Scott Easley of Roanoke County, VA has been taken into custody in another state.
On Monday, December 6, Roanoke County (Virginia) Police issued an Amber Alert for 12 year old Brittany Mae Smith. She had been missing since the previous Friday.
Many of us asked why the delay in reporting her missing? That would soon be answered.
On Monday, coworkers of 41 year old Tina Smith asked the Roanoke County Police to do a welfare check on her. She didn’t show up for work and that was unlike her. When the police entered her home, they found Tina dead and her daughter and live-in boyfriend, 32-year-old Jeffrey Scott Easley, nowhere to be found. The coroner later determined that Tina’s death was a homicide.
On the day of her murder, Tina posted “God please protect us from the evils of this world.” on her Facebook account. The day before she posted “If I should die before I wake God bless my friends. May I be remembered for my good heart and hopeless romantic ways.”
Easley and Brittany were last seen in a Wal-Mart in Salem on Friday, December 3. They had bought several camping items. No one has seen them since. Amber Alerts have been sent out to many states in the southeast and the police are doing everything they can to bring Brittany back. The family has even withheld the funeral of Tina until Brittany is returned.
More and more bits of information keep coming out. Social Services had been called to the house because something wasn’t right with Easley and Brittany living in the same house. Tina had met Easley online back in August and they moved in together in October.
Police believe Easley may be driving Tina Smith’s silver 2005 Dodge Neon with Virginia tag XKF-2365. The car has a spoiler on the back.