11 Year Old Autistic Boy Terry Dewayne Smith Missing Since 7/6/13 in Menifee, CA … Search Continues (Update: Investigators are treating the home of Terry Dewayne Smith Jr. as a crime scene)
11 year old Terry Dewayne Smith has been missing since Saturday night, July 6, 2013 in Menifee, California. According to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Lisa McConnell, the 11 year old boy went missing on Saturday at 7:30 pm at his home in the 33000 block of Helen Lane; however, the police were not called to the home until Sunday morning. Terry Dewayne Smith is reported to have autism. His mother, Shauna Smith, discovered he was missing when she went into the bedroom to give Terry medication.
Missing: Terry Smith
Deputies were dispatched at 10:33 a.m. Sunday to a home in the 33000 block of Helen Lane. They learned that Smith went missing on Saturday at 7:30 p.m., according to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Lisa McConnell.
A search for Terry turned up no clues. A bloodhound did not pick up his scent.
Smith is 4 feet 8 inches, weighs 76 pounds and has blonde hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing blue basketball shorts.
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About 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, his mother, Shauna Smith, went out to play pool with some friends and left Terry with his older stepbrother. The pair was playing video games.
Shauna Smith checked in on them and thought they were asleep. In the morning, Shauna Smith discovered he was missing when she went into the bedroom to give Terry medication.
Authorities used a helicopter, bloodhounds and volunteers to search the area, but had not found him by Sunday night.
UPDATE II: Search Continues for Missing Terry Dewayne Smith.
UPDATE III: Still no sign of missing autistic California 11 year old boy as heat goes over 100 degrees.
UPDATE IV: Menifee Mayor Scott Mann says investigators are treating the home of Terry Dewayne Smith Jr. as a crime scene.
The police are searching the home of Terry Dewayne Smith for his remains. Crime tape surrounded the house in the 33000 block of Helen Lane.
Authorities searching for a missing 11-year-old autistic boy cordoned off his Southern California home, but volunteers on Wednesday planned to search miles of surrounding desert in hopes of finding him alive.
TV news reports early Wednesday showed yellow crime scene tape around the semirural home of Terry Dewayne Smith Jr. in Menifee.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has not said whether foul play was suspected in his weekend disappearance. Calls to department representatives seeking comment were not immediately returned.
UPDATE V: Home of Missing 11 Year Old Autistc Boy Terry Dewayne Smith Jr. Being Treated As a Crime Scene … Authorities Searching for Possible Human Remains (Update: Remains Found, Serving Search Warrants)
Anyone with information can contact authorities in Menifee at (951) 210-1000 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department dispatch line at (951) 776-1099.