Texas Equusearch to Join the Search for Missing Kelsey Smith in Kansas


This just in … Tim Miller and TES are going to Kansas at the request of the Search Director and law enforcement to help in the search for 18 year old Kelsey Smith. TES will be bring a team of 10+ members including water and air search capability. We have also learned that the parents of Jodi Sanderholm, the KS college teen who TES helped in her search will be joining to help in the search efforts as well.


(Kelsey Smith)

 Kelsey Smith was abducted according to police as captured on video surveillance.

For more on the story of missing Kelsey Smith and further updates go to Missing & Exploited.

Update: TES will be arriving tomorrow morning

 Person of interest video

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  • Comments

    13 Responses to “Texas Equusearch to Join the Search for Missing Kelsey Smith in Kansas”

    1. sparrow on June 5th, 2007 9:24 pm

      I pray they find her soon, and I pray she is still alive.

    2. Allan K on June 5th, 2007 10:00 pm

      Hope for the best. When you catch the guilty hang em.

    3. Carpe Noctem on June 6th, 2007 1:18 am
    4. Lizbeth on June 6th, 2007 1:40 am

      I imagine some of the 300 leads are generated from people in the Macy’s parking lot who saw one or both of the vehicles. When I am in that parking lot, I feel pretty aware of the cars around me.-and the “person of interest” must have been on foot from the Macy’s lot to the Target lot to pick up his truck for about 12 minutes- I think I would have remembered seeing him cross that street between the mall and Target on foot if I had been there. Bless her and keep her.

    5. Sharise on June 6th, 2007 2:00 am

      Such a beautiful smile and she looks so happy. I fear the worst in this case after watching the videos on the news. I only hope and pray I am wrong.

    6. sirensong on June 6th, 2007 2:49 am

      On the video, there is a “seconds” counter. At 26, when they show her going in the store (2nd timeit is shown) you can here someone yelling something that sounds like “Kelsey”

    7. Carpe Noctem on June 6th, 2007 5:09 am

      Have you seen this guy???


      Kelsey Smith

      POI Blow-Ups

      3 pics




    8. Carpe Noctem on June 6th, 2007 5:29 am

      Kelsey Smith

      Vehicle Of Interest


    9. Miss-Underestimated on June 6th, 2007 8:59 am

      Do they have a video of the guy entering the store?

      Oh I pray she is okay.

    10. sirensong on June 6th, 2007 12:19 pm

      That voice calling out is actually at 27. Does anyone else think this is significant?

    11. jhawks on June 6th, 2007 1:33 pm

      Law officers searching south KC
      More than 200 law enforcement officers are searching a 900-acre area in south Kansas City after Kelsey Smith’s cell phone signaled a tower in that vicinity Saturday night.

      The phone signaled the tower at 8 p.m. Saturday. Kelsey’s car was last seen at 7:10 p.m. leaving the Target store at 97th Street and Quivira Road in Overland Park, which is about 20 miles from the search location.

      FBI spokesman Jeff Lanza said about 240 officers will be involved in the search. Officers will conduct the search by a grid.

      Searchers have been at the location since about 11 this morning. At this point the search is being conducted on land.

      More than law enforcement is searching for the teen, who two weeks ago graduated from Shawnee Mission West High School.

      Tim Miller, founder of Texas EquuSearch, has come to Overland Park to help.

      EquuSearch has been active in the search for Natalee Holloway, who went missing while on vacation in Aruba in 2005. EquuSearch also took part in the search for Jodi Sanderholm, who went missing in Arkansas City in January.

      A crew of about six other members of EquuSearch is also headed for the area with boats, all-terrain vehicles and sonar equipment.

      Pleas for Kelsey Smith’s return also were made on national television this morning.

      Wearing “Find Kelsey” T-shirts, her parents and older sister appeared on morning news programs, including The Today Show on NBC and The Early Show on CBS. The family’s goal is to keep Kelsey’s face and name in the public’s eye.

      Kelsey’s dad, Greg Smith, said police are working “literally hundreds” of leads, some involving new information about an older model Chevrolet pickup truck seen in the Target lot at the same time Saturday night that Kelsey pulled in. Enhanced surveillance video also shows that pickup leaving Target at 9:29 Saturday night, about 12 minutes after someone dropped Kelsey’s car off at a nearby mall parking lot.

      Volunteers met again this morning to pass out more fliers with the 18-year-old’s face. Kelsey’s sister, Stevie Hockersmith, sent a message this morning to the nation.

      “Keep her in your prayers,” Hockersmith said. “And Kelse, if you’re out there, we’re coming.”

    12. sparrow on June 6th, 2007 3:04 pm

      Fox news is reporting that the body of Kelsey Smith has been found about 20 miles from the site from where she was abducted. How sad. Poor child, and her poor family. I hope they find the pervert and hang him high.

    13. Scared Monkeys on July 10th, 2007 10:31 pm

      [...] with rape and aggravated sodomy – counts that were necessary under Kansas law for 18-year-old Kelsey Smith’s slaying to be considered a capital [...]

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