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Missing Child



Vanessa Smith

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Merced Major Crimes Unit - (209) 385-7472 Det. Micah Brawley (EXT) 4989 or press 0
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Missing child information:

Type of Abduction: Missing, suspicious circumstances
Date Missing: May 31, 1997
Missing From: Winton, California
Sex: Female
Date of Birth: 12-26-81
Race: Caucasian
Complexion: Fair, with freckles
Hair: Blonde
Eyes: Blue
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 130 Lbs.
Other: Birthmark from her shoulder to elbow on her right arm and a scar on left ear.

Circumstances: Vanessa left her home in Winton, California at 7:00 PM and never returned home. Her walking stick was found along the path she normally takes. Vanessa was last seen wearing a light blue dress with an elastic waist and metal buttons. Vanessa's picture is shown age-progressed by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.


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