Amber Marie Smith
Smith, approximately 2014
Date reported missing : 08/14/2014
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Biracial, Native American, White
Age at the time of disappearance: 29 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 110 pounds
Medical conditions : Smith suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and at the time of her disappearance she had been off her medication for three weeks. She has a history of drug use.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Biracial (Caucasian/Native American) female. Black hair, brown eyes. Smith's right thumb is slightly deformed. She has a tattoo of a small black flower on her lower back. Her nicknames are Pocahontas and Shadow.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Smith disappeared from her residence in theĀ 5500 block of Radnor Detroit, Michigan on August 14, 2014. She had said she planned to visit her mother in Warren, Michigan that day. When her husband left home at 8:00 a.m., she was still in bed, and he asked her not to go anywhere until he returned. When he came back at 10:30 a.m., however, she was gone. She never arrived at her mother's home.
Smith's husband reported seeing her on Barrett Street on September 10. He crossed the road to try to talk to her, but an unidentified gray car drove up and took Smith away. There had been reported sightings of her in Detroit since her disappearance, but her location and well-being have yet to be confirmed by law enforcement.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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