Missing Virginia girl found alive, police say
December 10th, 2010
06:41 PM ET

Missing Virginia girl found alive, police say

Brittany Mae Smith, 12, and her alleged abductor, Jeffrey Scott Easley, have been found alive, police in Roanoke County, Virginia, said in a statement.

Easley was taken into custosy, the statement said.

Earlier Friday, police released new video showing the girl and her alleged abductor, shopping at Walmart last Friday. Police believe her mother was killed on the same day.

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Filed under: Crime • Missing Children
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  1. Rsmith

    I can't believe some of the things that r being said. Just fyi my daughter is 9 and developing already. Girls start developing early where as boys start later. As far as pic poses my daughter and all of her friends take pics like that all the time its part of just being girls. Think back to the smart case, she could have been found b4 hand but was terrified to speak. If this poor girl saw her motherget murdered she is prob in complete shock...

    December 11, 2010 at 5:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. termlimits

    Come on folks, she probably went with him willingly, IMO. Are you people that d amn nieve not to see the truth here? Who knows how much was planned before the murder, but this was no abduction, IMO. Yea I know, you want to believe only the stuff that you're hoping is right, but in this case you really need to take the blinders off, IMO.

    December 11, 2010 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  3. kenz

    termlimits [i] dont agre 100% with your comment but,you are definately right about one thing;OPEN YOUR EYES PEOPLE! The kid could've even introduced mom to this murdering freak,!

    December 12, 2010 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  4. Shay

    gee i guess we are now guilty before all the facts are in or before the trial oh yeah i almost forgot where i live, i hope the girl wasn't involed, but thank god most of you aren't judge and jury cause she is already guilty, I'm so sad how my country i live in is becoming......

    December 12, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. simplicityjones

    This girl had more going on with this guy than is being released. I am willing to bet that he told her stuff like she was better than her mother ever was. I'm sure he used this girl and told her just what she wanted to hear and seduced her. She's no angel but she's only 12. Even if she were raised in the streets she was an easy mark. And I'm sure that somewhere in her under developed mind she thinks he loves her.

    December 13, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Tammy

    It doesn't matter if this little girl left with this child predator willingly, she's only 12 and was munipulated, period.

    December 14, 2010 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Me

      Absolutely true.

      January 5, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  7. vcheer90

    To all of you sick people that honestly think that this innocent 12 year old girl has willingly gone with this murderer, ya'll are seriously disturbed. AND if you're judging her for a damn picture, get over it, WOW she made a face in the picture and now she's all of sudden "a child in a grown womans body" NO, she looks so young. Also, to anyone who thinks that they both were pursuing a relationship, I don't think that a child that young could honestly have any kind of attraction to such an older man. Maybe like Johnny Depp or Brad Pitt or even little girls these days, the Jonas Brothers, but seriously? Look at that guy. I don't think she's trying to pursue any kind of relationship with him. Get over yourself people, you're sitting here calling her a sick person for even being there with him when she was obviously taken, right after her mother was killed! You all have the dirty minds!!!

    December 14, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Me

    Regardless of the situation, it is fantastic that the girl has been found. The facts will unfold.

    January 5, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
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