Missing 12 Year Old Brittany Mae Smith Found Safe in California, Jeffrey Scott Easley in Police Custody


The search for missing  Brittany Mae Smith is over. The 12 year old Virginia girl has been found safe and and harmed in California. Police were tipped that the two, Brittany Mae Smith and Jeffrey Scott Easley, were in an unspecified retail store in San Francisco, CA. Police soon took the pair into custody without resistance.


“She is well and she is in good hands at this time,” Roanoke County, Va., Police Chief Ray Lavinder told reporters hours after Brittany was found. “She’s been in touch with her family. They’re very relieved and I’m assuming maybe a family member will go out there and escort her back.”

Police in Roanoke, Va., added that Jeffrey Scott Easley, 32, was in custody in connection with the case. He was a suspect both in Brittany’s disappearance and in the death of her mother, Tina Smith.

They were located somewhere near a tent, which was apparently located somewhere within walking distance of the retail store” where the tipster recognized them from media coverage, Lavinder said.

He added that Brittany was talking to police in San Francisco, and Virginia authorities would seek Easley’s extradition back to Virginia.

Now comes the interviews as to who knew what, where and when. Was Brittany Mae Smith involved in any way? What did she know? What was up with the nicknames like “HCB”? When asked if Brittany knew of her mother’s death, Roanoke police said “yes.” Police did not elaborate. How did the two get from Virginia where the mom, Tina Smith, was found murdered to California?

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  • Comments

    7 Responses to “Missing 12 Year Old Brittany Mae Smith Found Safe in California, Jeffrey Scott Easley in Police Custody”

    1. Tamikosmom on December 10th, 2010 9:04 pm

      SM Forum Discussion and Updates

      Topic: Brittany Smith, 12 yr. old Virginia girl, kidnapped (FOUND SAFE!)


    2. A Texas Grandfather on December 10th, 2010 9:49 pm

      Thank GOD they found the child safe. Thanks to this site and the cable media for keeping this story in the news.

      We have found that the Amber Alert system did not go nationwide. This is a mistake. To stop people like this from taking children is going to require a nationwide coordination of Amber Alert.

    3. Brenda in Virginia on December 11th, 2010 10:44 am

      HI TX Grandfather. I read on a site from CA that the person who recognized the two told police she had seen the story on Nancy Grace. So glad she was paying attention! Was the tatoos that stood out. Was in the 50′s and that is unusual for over there because to the locals it is COLD. One poster even questioned what on earth Easley was doing with shorts on in December :)

      Glad Brittney has been found.

    4. justice4nat on December 13th, 2010 12:18 am

      Thank God!!!! This could have been another tragedy of a child being abused and killed by a predator, but thankfully it wasn’t! Kudos to the tipsters who actually took the time to get involved and call the police!!

    5. Brenda in Virginia on December 13th, 2010 4:27 pm

      Another video of them @ Apple Market in west end Salem.


      I’ve read reports from SF, Calif. area that when asked if Brittany “knew her mother was dead”, the spokespersons said “yes, she had been told.” Yet in Roanoke/local papers…they will only say she KNOWS…not same way of wording the sentence.

      Have to wonder now if she had a clue Easley did anything other than steal her mom’s car so they could run off together.

      I also read (unconfirmed) that Tina left work early on Friday. If so…widens the timeline she could have been killed. BUT…this article shows Easley with the red SUV. So when Tina’s car was taken and the SUV abandonded, who knows? Guess we all will soon enough.

    6. Barbara on December 15th, 2010 3:59 am

      I hate to say it, but I believe this little girl knows more than we think. Before she was abducted, she changed her profile name from Brittany Smith to Brittney Easley. Family members even made reports to authorities that there was something “odd” about the relationship between the 12 year old girl and Easley. This leads me to believe that she did have a relationship with this man —- and possibly knew of the “plan” to remove her mother from the situation to be with him. Sad, but with today’s youth, anything is possible.

    7. brianabieber on September 27th, 2012 11:31 am

      WOW. Barbara i Hope Not. Killing your mother for and oldder , pervert Nasty Man? Jusss sadd ,. idk im juss glad she’s Okay i wounder hows she doing today?Please if you see this brittany email me please! brianaprettygurlparker@gmail.com

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