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UT MACIN SMITH: Missing from St. George, UT - 01 Sept. 2015 - Age 17

Discussion in 'Missing 2015 to Present' started by fran, Sep 7, 2015.

  1. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Macin Smith is missing from St. George, Utah since Sept. 1, 2015. Macin left for school that morning, but never arrived.



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    Macin Smith, missing since Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, St. George, Utah, undated | Photo courtesy of Tracey Smith, St. George News


    Tips received by the St. George Police Department and on St. George News Facebook page have yielded reports of the St. George teen being spotted Tuesday on Brigham Road in St. George. Macin Smith was reported standing at the onramp to southbound I-15.

    “We’ve had some tips that he was holding a sign on I-15 that said Las Vegas,” St. George Police Sgt. Rich Triplett said, adding the tips were several days ago and there has been nothing since then.


    Anyone with information regarding Macin Smith is asked to call:

    St. George Police Department – Telephone 435-627-4300

    Tracey Smith – Telephone 435-256-5509.

    https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/a...ay-have-hitchhiked-to-las-vegas/#.Ve46LBFViko


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    http://www.crimewatchers.net/forum/index.php?media/macin-smith-is-missing-from-st-george-utah.769/
     
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  2. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Sorry I missed this. It was a few days ago now. At least we know the peeps aren't letting this go and are actively searching for Macin.

    Oh no! This is bad. :(

    JMHO
    fran


    MISSING 11 days: Community asked to help in organized search for Macin Smith

    Note: The meeting place for the search has change to the LDS chapel at 2668 Crimson Ridge Drive in St. George

    ST. GEORGEOn Sept. 1, 17-year-old Macin Smith mysteriously vanished. No trace has been turned up of his whereabouts, so his family along with a search and rescue team out of Las Vegas are organizing a search.

    Volunteers are needed and are asked to meet Saturday morning at the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel at 2668 Crimson Ridge Drive in the Little Valley area of St. George. Meeting time is 6 a.m. and participants are asked to bring hydration and two-way radios, if they have them.

    The search will be directed by Red Rock Search and Rescue from Las Vegas, who spent Friday morning with the Smith family.

    Arrangements were made and plans finalized for Saturday’s search.

    A new urgency has taken hold of the searchers. Tracey Smith, Macin Smith’s mother said that a three-page letter was found with what Tracey Smith called “suicidal intentions.”



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    Macin Smith’s new school portrait, St. George, Utah,
    undated | Photo courtesy of Tracey Smith,
    St. George News.


    https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/a...rganized-search-for-macin-smith/#.VfcV2xFViko
     
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  3. MadgeS

    MadgeS Bronze Member

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  4. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Search continues for 17-year-old Macin Smith of St. George

    David Cummings, commander with Red Rock Search and Rescue in Las Vegas, a group that specializes in missing and runaway individuals, told The Independent that many times if individuals are over the age of 12, the search is called off too quickly. With over 100,000 volunteer man hours spent looking for other missing children, the group will continue to help, even when the official search is ended.

    In a post on the ‘Help Find Macin Smith’ page on Facebook, Cummings posted a message addressing Smith:

    “Hey Macin, this is Dave with Red Rock Search and Rescue here in Las Vegas.. WOW I bet if you’re seeing everything that’s going on your feelings are running in a thousand directions… I know they are… and I feel your pain. Please listen to me as I have a lot of experience with kids in your exact position. 1, you are in ZERO trouble NONE… 2, you are in ZERO trouble NONE…. 3, you can call me on my personal line from any device and we can take you to a Safe Haven, get you fed and allow you time ALONE to make a decision that is right for you. (702-787-4068) 4, I have met with your parents, man do they love you… and St George oh my what a wonderful community of kind, loving humans that want nothing but the best for you. 5, YOU ARE NOT ALONE ON HOW YOU FEEL… more than 90 percent of kids we see runaway do it for reasonable reasons but these can be fixed. At least call me to say you are ok, if you do this we can take a lot of the heat off this, take all the signs down so you aren’t looking over your shoulder. But please reach out 702-787-4068 call me from someone’s phone… talk for just a few seconds… give me a code word your family would know so they know you are ok…. Thank you sir, I am here to help you as a neutral party…. DAVE”

    According to Missingkids.com, the missing children issue is complex and multifaceted.


    read more ............ http://suindependent.com/search-macin-smith-continues/
     
  5. MadgeS

    MadgeS Bronze Member

    Macin, please come home or call someone. You will not be in any trouble. People love you and miss you. Praying for you.
     
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  6. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

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  7. WindStorm

    WindStorm Bronze Member

    Oh no! As an older adult, the one thing I wish I could tells kids is this: life goes through SO many changes! You are loved and cherished and you're only just beginning this road into adulthood. You have the power of the world right in the palm of your hands. Live it! Take the punches and set backs and use them to learn and grow and build upon.

    Always ALWAYS remember, God is not finished with you yet!

    I sincerely hope and pray that Macin is alive and well. Jesus take the wheel....
     
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  8. GarAndMo49

    GarAndMo49 Not A Sheeple

    Oh, no...please, please be ok, Macin. People love you and care about your feelings.
     
  9. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    MISSING 25 days: New search planned for Macin Smith

    Just shy of four weeks since the disappearance of 17-year-old Desert Hills High School senior Macin Smith, a new search has been planned for Saturday morning in the Warner Valley area.
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    Searchers from both Washington County and Las Vegas are set to meet Saturday morning to begin the search. They will be joined by 52 equestrians, between 40 and 50 volunteers from Red Rock SAR in Las Vegas, and 32 local residents to scour the BLM land out by Warner Valley.

    “It involves searching 48 square miles,” Cummings said.

    https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/a...-25-days-new-search-macin-smith/#.VgeGJpeQ-y8


    FACEBOOK PAGE - Help Find Macin Smith - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1643683325903492/

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  10. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    SEARCH SUNDAY 9/27 - Any of you who wanted to join search efforts, please go to the online sign-up and in the comments write "Sunday" and when you are available. We will meet at the Command Station just off I-15 exit 2. We will deploy at 7:00. If you already signed up for Sunday, we have you committed. Thank you!

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0845ada82ca64-task
     
  11. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

  12. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    $1,000 reward offered for information leading to Macin Smith

    A reward is being offered for any information leading to a Utah teen who went missing 7 weeks ago.

    Original reports stated that Smith may be in the Las Vegas area, but other reports indicate that he could be as far away as Los Angeles.

    http://suindependent.com/macin-smith-reward/


    Reward offered for information on missing Utah teen

    Macin Smith's family is offering up to $1,000 for information.

    Crews have been searching around Las Vegas for him too after witnesses reported seeing him holding a sign reading, "Hitchhiking to Vegas."

    http://www.ktnv.com/news/reward-offered-for-information-on-missing-utah-teen


    Reward, song offered for missing teen

    The RRSAR team is made up of 200 people out of Las Vegas, 60 of which were deployed to St. George during the last search for Smith.

    Cummings said a team with dogs will make another search attempt this weekend.
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    Carlie Wall has been helping in the search of Macin in a more nontraditional way — through music.

    Wall, who is originally from Bloomington, wrote a song for Smith’s family to help them during this time. The local musician said it had been posted on YouTube and has since gained traction by getting people who knew nothing about Smith interested in the case.

    http://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/2015/10/21/reward-song-offered-missing-teen/74356856/
     
  13. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Family of St. George teen missing 10 weeks plans social media blitz

    Tuesday marks 10 weeks since 17-year-old Macin Smith walked away from his family St. George home.

    The 6'4" basketball player hasn't been seen or heard from since. Now, for the 10-week anniversary of his disappearance, his family is planning a social media blast they hope will "get the whole world involved" in the search for their son.

    The newly created Facebook event, named "Macin's Posting Marathon #MPM," lays out the Nov. 10 plan like this:

    http://kutv.com/news/local/family-of-st-george-teen-missing-10-weeks-plans-social-media-blast


    Facebook event page - https://www.facebook.com/events/1639352006334802/
     
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  14. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I missed how tall he is! He wouldn't be hard to spot.

    Keep your eyes open!


    :praying:
     
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  15. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Utah teen Macin Smith was last seen leaving his St. George, Utah home on September 1, 2015 for another day of senior year at Desert High School. The 17-year-old never showed up to school. All of his personal belongings, including his cellphone and wallet, were found at home. Police have classified Macin as a juvenile runaway, but say the case is being taken very seriously. Hundreds continue to post almost daily on the 'Help Find Macin Smith' Facebook page, and request flyers to be posted in other states where Macin may have gone. If you have any information that can help bring Macin home, please contact the St. George Police Department at (435) 627-4300.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/missing-in-america/missing-america-unsolved-n472406
     
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  16. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Sketches released in search for missing Utah teen

    Red Rock Search and Rescue put out a new flier in the search for a Southern Utah teenager missing since September.

    The new flier for missing 17-year-old Macin Smith shows artist renderings of what he may look like now, more than 3 months after he was last seen in St. George, Utah.

    http://www.ktnv.com/news/sketches-released-in-search-for-missing-utah-teen


    Search efforts still underway behind the scenes for Macin Smith

    It’s been over three months since 17-year-old Macin Smith was reported missing from his St. George, Utah home but the search is not over.

    While no new developments have turned up from reported sightings, efforts to find the 6’4” teenager have not stopped.

    A new missing persons poster includes an artists rendition of what Macin might look like today, being unshaven with longer hair. The poster is being shared through the Las Vegas Red Rock Search and Rescue Facebook site.

    http://www.kcsg.com/view/full_story...scenes-for-Macin-Smith--?instance=eeo_report1


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  17. GarAndMo49

    GarAndMo49 Not A Sheeple

    I'm just sick that this young man is still missing; it's great to see his family hasn't dropped the proverbial ball. I hope with all my heart for a positive outcome; but I fear that may not be the case, based on the suicide note:sigh:
    Macin, if you're out there & checking the internet, PLEASE know many, many people love you and want to help! Don't give up on yourself!
     
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  18. MissyMoo

    MissyMoo Bronze Member

    Dave Cummings - very poweful message, (this bloke sounds like a legend :)), i hope Macin can hear it.
    The most important words in the world are in it, a lifeline with no conditions.

    Im thinking of this young man, and the people who love him.
     
  19. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    St. George welcomes search, rescue team that won’t quit

    Red Rock Search and Rescue Las Vegas division was created during a search for Ron Kirk, a lost hiker who had gone missing in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Likewise, when Macin Smith went missing in September 2015, the Red Rock Search and Rescue St. George division was born.

    Both divisions were created out of need. Namely, when time and resources run out for local search and rescue teams, there will remain a group that “does not quit.”

    https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/a...arch-rescue-team-that-wont-quit/#.VprSobYrK1s
     
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    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

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