16 Year Old Hannah Smith Missing Since New Year’s Day, Janaury 1, 2012, in East Greenbush, NY (UPDATE: Found Safe)
16 year old Hannah Smith has been missing since New Year’s Day in East Greenbush, NY. Hannah went missing in the early hours of January 1, 2012; foul play is not expected. Hannah was last seen at about 12:45 AM January 1 when her father, Stephen Smith, kissed her good night after a family New Year’s Eve Party. Hannah left the family home some where between 1 AM and 8 AM. Hannah Smith left with her cell phone, iPod and laptop computer, but not their chargers.
According to reports, Hannah Smith suffered a traumatic brain injury two years ago during a terrible car accident when she was hot by a drunk driver. As per the family, her brain injury affects her ability her make good decisions. Things have been a struggle ever since the accident. Some friends have mentioned that she talked about running away.
“She’s very precious to me and it’s breaking my heart I don’t know if she’s safe,” said Hannah’s father Stephen.
Hannah went missing during the early morning hours on New Year’s Day. Her parents are worried about her state of mind when she left. Foul play is not suspected.
Hannah suffered a traumatic brain injury two years ago during a car accident. A drunken driver slammed his truck into the car Hannah was in with her father in November 2009. Every day since has been a struggle.
“She has issues being extremely vulnerable,” Loriann said.
Pic – Facebook
Description of Hannah Smith:
weighing 115 pounds
with brown hair
Local Police have reviewed Hannah’s Facebook page to try and determine whether there are any clues as to where she may have gone. Could she have met someone on-line? On Thursday blood hounds traced the Hannah’s scent from the family home on Meadow Lane to Thomas Street, about a half mile away. It is possible that she met some one at this location and was picked up. The family believes that she might be headed for New York City or New Jersey.
If anyone has any information regarding missing Hannah Smith, please contact the East Greenbush Police Department at 518-479-1212.
UPDATE I: East Greenbush teenager Hannah Smith found safe late Saturday night and reunited with her family.
East Greenbush Police say they located Hannah Saturday and that she is now in the care of her parents, Loriann and Stephen.
FOX23 News spoke with Loriann Sunday morning. The family is asking for privacy, saying they are happy to have Hannah home, but this situation is not over yet.