A missing person case that dragged on for several years finally came to an end when a missing mother and daughter were located about 25 miles away from where they were last discovered on December 4, 2016, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. mile.
21-year-old mother, Amber Renaye Weber, and 1-year-old daughter, Miracle Smith, have been reported missing at the end of January 2017.
At that time, Weber lived with her My little sister. Weber’s father said she passed away very suddenly one night.
“Our only daughter [her sister] called us and said she just took off at midnight,” Monty Weber said WNCN-TV. “No clothes or nothing, just holding the baby. We guess someone came and picked her up. “
“Fayetteville Police Department detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Amber Renaye Weber and her daughter Miracle Smith, who were reported missing on January 31, 2017. , original Facebook post from the Fayetteville Police Department read.
“Weber and Smith were last seen on December 4, 2016 along the 1200 block of Martindale Drive, in Fayetteville.”
In 2018, authorities believed the couple was in Harnett County due to Medical Records were found after Weber was treated, but the trace became cooled, according to WNCN.
In 2021, Sonia Roldan, an assistant investigator with the Fayetteville police, teams with the US Marshalls to find new ties to Weber and Smith’s whereabouts, as they have reason to believe there is a connection. Their relationship was with a man named Joe Smith who lived nearby and is believed to be Miracle Smith’s grandfather.
On Tuesday, multiple agencies including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office found the mother and daughter in a Bunnlevel home with Joe Smith.
Smith, 59, was arrested January 19 and charged with possession of a firearm by a felony conviction. He was arrested again on Tuesday and four guns were removed from the property.
Miracle and her siblings were taken to the Harnett County Department of Social Services for victim assistance, according to WTVD-TV.
“The culmination of years of following up with leads and advice has resulted in the results we all hope for today; The successful recovery of a child who has been missing since December 2016,” US Sheriff for the Eastern District of North Carolina Michael East said in a statement.
“The US police agency and our investigative partners will not give up, nor will they be stopped until these children are rescued.”
The Fayetteville Police Department recognizes both Roldan’s work and the involvement of the US Marshalls in the case.
“Through the concerted efforts of both departments to find new leads for the missing mother and daughter, they were able to locate them and both were declared safe.” This department posted on Facebook.
Weber’s parents were relieved that she had been found, although at the time of the interview they had not yet been able to meet her.
“We, we are happy, yes,” said Monty Weber. “I mean we want to see grandmothers, we want, you know, we want to see her.”
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