Amber Alerts Issued In Several States For Missing Brittany Mae Smith


Lisa Ennemoser and Mark Lankford have known Tina Smith since childhood.

"She would give you the shirt off her back, she would do anything to make you laugh," Ennemoser told ABC affiliate WSET.

Now, police are investigating whether Tina Smith's willingness to let 32-year-old Easley live with her and her daughter in their Salem, Virginia home led to her daughter's disappearance and her own death.

Tina Smith and Easley began an online relationship this summer. Easley moved into the family's home in October. He worked as a landscaper.

Along with questions about the nature of Tina's relationship with the man, investigators are still determining Easley's relationship with Brittany.

The missing seventh grader's Facebook page lists her name as "Brittany Easley" instead of her legal name. Her Myspace page's latest update reads "Brittany Easleys what they call me."

Last night, friends and classmates described Brittany as a nice girl.

"We all love her and we all miss her and we pray to God that she comes back unharmed," seventh graders Taylor Pille and Nikki Dunn said at a prayer vigil Tuesday night in Salem, Va.

Smith Family Dealt With Tragedy Before

Police Chief Lavinder asked motorists to be on the lookout for Tina Smith's 2005 silver Dodge Neon with the Virginia tag XKR-2365. Attached to the back of the car is a spoiler.

They are also hoping that Brittany is able to use her cell phone and send a message to one of her friends who she normally contacts daily.

Along with the warrant for abduction, police have filed charges of attempted credit card fraud and credit card larceny against Easley because the Walmart purchases were made with Tina Smith's credit card, according to a press release from the Roanoke County Police Department.

Easley, described as 5-foot-11, 265 pounds, is believed to have family in North Carolina and Alabama. Easley has two tattoos: a red star and a black tribal sign.

Brittany is 5 feet tall and weighs 100 pounds. She has straight brown hair and brown eyes. She is wearing several bracelets including a bright green rubber bracelet with yellow cursive writing. The bracelet is in memory of her brother who died last summer.

Brittany's brother accidentally killed himself in 2009 playing a choking game that led to his death. Tina Smith appeared on ABC affiliate WSET to speak out against the game.

"It'll prevent another mom from going through this, another life being lost another sister crying out in her sleep for her brother," Tina Smith said.

If you know anything about Brittany Mae Smith's disappearance, authorities urge you to email or call the Roanoke County Police at 540-777-8641 or the Virginia State Police at 1-800-822-4453.

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