Amber Alert Issued for 2 Year Old Amber Rose Smith Missing Since 10/8/13 in Barton Township, MI


An AMBER ALERT has been issued for 2 year old Amber Rose Smith who has been missing since Tuesday afternoon, October 8, 2013 in Barton Township, Michigan. According to accounts, the missing 2 year old’s father noticed Amber Rose Smith was missing around 1:30 pm from their family home in the 8000 block of E. 13 Mile Road near Cottonwood Avenue in Barton Township. Amber is said to have a severe mental and physical disability. The parents of Amber Rose Smith claim that she has wandered off before, but she has soon been found afterwards at a neighbor’s house.

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Amber Rose Smith is a white girl, 2 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 25 pounds, and has blonde hair and hazel eyes, and wearing a black, halter top; a pink tie; blue jeans; but possibly no shoes.

She was last seen at her family’s home in the 8000 block of E. 13 Mile Road near Cottonwood Avenue in Barton Township, northwest of Big Rapids, according to the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office.

It appears she wandered off, authorities said, and not abducted. Foul play is not suspected at this time.

The girl’s father told 24 Hour News 8 that she opened the front door of their home by herself, and that he noticed she was missing around 1:30 p.m.

AMBER ALERT issued for Missing 2-Year-Old in Newaygo Co.

A four-mile perimeter has been set up around the young girl’s home.  Part of that search area is Manistee National Forest.  Police crews plan to search through Tuesday night.

UPDATE I: Authorities Search Woods For Missing 2-Year-Old Girl.

Authorities are searching a heavily wooded area for a 2-year-old girl who is believed to have wandered away from her home in rural western Michigan.

The girl’s father told WOOD-TV that she was able to open the front door of their home by herself. He said he noticed Amber, who has a severe mental/physical disability, was missing around 1:30 p.m.

Amber’s parents said she has wandered away in the past, and once they found her at a neighbor’s house.

“It’s hard not knowing. Wondering where’s she at. Is she ever going to come home? I don’t know what to think. All I know is I don’t feel very good,” Diane Smith, the girl’s mother, told WOOD-TV.

Anyone with information or who sees Amber is asked to call Newaygo County Central Dispatch at 231.689.5288 or the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office at 231.689.6623.

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    2 Responses to “Amber Alert Issued for 2 Year Old Amber Rose Smith Missing Since 10/8/13 in Barton Township, MI”

    1. bearlyhere on October 10th, 2013 4:10 am

      Please tell me why a 2 year old child with severe disabilities who can open the front door and has been known to wander away before was not protected and better supervised? Why wasn’t every precaution taken so that she could no longer open that door?

      Someone noticed she was missing at 1:30PM. When was the last time anyone saw her?

      I hate to beat up on a parent of a child with a disability. I know how hard it is to take care of that child. If this was the first time Amber opened the front door, I would be able to understand better. But, Amber was know to be able to open the door and she was found at a neighbor’s house before.

      God knows where this child is. She may have wandered away, but anything could have happened to her the second she got out that front door.

      She could be the victim of any number of crimes and I think this disappearance should be followed aggressively as if something happened to this child.

      They should process the last place Amber was seen as they would the last place any missing child was seen. They should treat it as a possible crime scene, not only because something could have happened to her in that house, but also because the house may hold a clue/some clues if she wandered away. There may be some indication of where she was thinking of heading based upon what she took with her.

      God bless this baby girl.

    2. bearlyhere on October 10th, 2013 4:13 am

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