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Clues in Family’s Disappearance Found in Dumpster

Jaidon Hill
Chris Davis

JACKSON, Miss. — Inside a dumpster at a gas station in South Jackson, possible clues in the mysterious disappearance of an entire family from Brandon.

Police and FBI agents pulled a couple of items out of the dumpster before noon Monday.

Atira Hughes Smith, her husband LaTerry Smith and her seven-year-old son Jaidon Hill have not been seen since Friday.  Copiah County deputies found their wrecked car Saturday, but no sign of the family.  Police think the three are in a lot of danger and may need medical treatment.  If you see them or know where they might be, call crime stoppers at (601) 355-8477.

Family members are planning a prayer service for 6:30 tonight at Trinity United Methodist Church in

 

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COPIAH COUNTY, Miss.–If you know where the Smith family of Brandon is then you know more than deputies and the FBI at this point, and you need to give them a call. They were last heard from Friday and police said over the weekend that the whole family could be in danger and could need medical attention.

The mom, 30-year-old Altra Hughes Smith, told a relative she was going out of town for a few days Friday afternoon. But, according to police that call ended and it wasn’t until Saturday morning that the family’s upside-down, burning car was found in the western part of Copiah County.

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No one was in it and a search of the woods turned up nothing.

The son, Jaidon Hill, is seven years old, black, 3 ft., 44 lbs. and brown eyes. The dad, Laterry Smith, is black, 34, 5 ft. 8, 180. The mom, Altra Hughes Smith, is black, 30, 5 ft., 150 lbs.

If you see them or have any info on where they might be, call Copiah County deputies at (601) 894-3011 or the FBI at (601) 948-5000.

 

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