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    Macin Smith (17) missing from St. George, UT since 9/1/15

    https://www.thespectrum.com/story/ne...ter/491658002/

    Two years and seven months after he left his St. George home, the one thing known to be true about Macin Smith's disappearance is that he was never seen or heard from again.

    Smith ? who went missing when he was a 17-year-old high school student ? is now 20 years old, and his whereabouts remain unknown among his family, police detectives and the community at large.

    Perhaps the most perplexing aspects of Smith's case are that he seemingly left with the clothes on his back, his electronics have given little information to detectives, and there have been zero confirmed sightings of him.
    Although detectives recently found new information to access on Smith's electronics, few developments have been made since the most recent ground search in two locations near St. George was executed, with no direct leads, last October.

    In the meantime, his family and investigators are narrowing down what might have happened to Smith on the day he went missing: Sept. 1, 2015.
    Investigators focus on newfound electronic information

    On the morning Smith went missing, his mother and father were home, and they reported hearing the garage door open and close as if he was heading off to catch the bus to school ? it was around 7:40 a.m.

    However, the night prior, Smith's mother had unplugged the home's internet router sometime after her son was in bed so he wouldn't be tempted to stay up late using his electronics on a school night. His father woke up around 1:30 a.m., found Smith using his electronics after his curfew, and confiscated his laptop computer and cell phone.

    Smith's parents relinquished those devices to the St. George Police Department after he was reported missing. Sgt. Choli Ence previously told The Spectrum & Daily News very little information to aid the investigation was gleaned from his texts, emails and internet history.

    Macin Smith's parents found a vague goodbye note in his wallet two weeks after his disappearance. His mother described it as a "note of intent of harming himself."

    "I'm in possession of a hard drive from the police department," Bratt-Smith Said in the video. "They downloaded something onto a hard drive, and we're in trying to figure out how to get information from that."


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    https://www.sltrib.com/news/2018/09/...s-macin-smith/

    No signs of Macin Smith, missing three years, in latest southern Utah search

    Volunteers searched Saturday in St. George for 17-year-old Macin Smith, but they again failed to find his remains.
    A Twitter account run by family and supporters said “no signs” of him were found.

    The family organized a search in the desert sagebrush and valleys near their home on the east edge of St. George. It was to begin 8 a.m. Saturday. The family especially had requested help from people with horses or ATVs

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    https://gephardtdaily.com/breaking/e...g29OoFzVqXQYHs

    “I remember when Macin first went missing thinking: ‘He’s trying to prove a point and I got it, so come home now,'” the mother of Macin Smith told Gephardt Daily in an exclusive interview Sunday. “I took comfort in the statistics. Ninety nine percent of teens are back within a week. Those are pretty good statistics to rely on.”

    However, Macin wasn’t going to be one of that 99 percent. Instead, he’s joined the infinitesimal number of missing young person’s cases that have stretched on and on. In Macin’s case, he was 17 when he went missing on Sept. 1, 2015 from his home in St. George; he then effectively disappeared without a trace.

    For Macin’s mom, Tracey Bratt, these four years have been a roller coaster of emotions, as she faces the fact she might well never get to see her son as a grown man.

    Since Macin went missing, Bratt and husband, Darrin Smith, divorced in summer 2018. She is now remarried and has spoken to Gephardt Daily on numerous occasions, and she did Sunday.

    She said there will be a small celebration to commemorate Macin’s memory Sunday night.

    “I’ve been sick this weekend, so some of the Macin plans have been thwarted,” she said. “However, those of us in the St. George area are meeting tonight at 7:45 p.m. at Crimson Ridge Park to light a candle in memory of our boy. It will be a small group as we didn’t really advertise.”

    The park at 3000 E. Crimson Ridge Drive includes custom-made bench to honor Macin, inscribed with the words “Never Give Up; Never Surrender.” The bench also features an anime portrait of Macin, depicting him as the 17 year old he was when he walked away from his home early in the morning when his parents thought he was on his way to school. That date is also inscribed on the bench, as well as Macin’s date of birth. The bench has been placed just a block-and-a-half from where he went missing, and it overlooks the red rocks that he loved.

    Bratt added: “The rest of the family are remembering Macin in their own way. As I reflect back on the past four years, it has literally fractured the family. Moving on has been incredibly trying.”

    Bratt said she never imagined that the family would go this long with no information about the shy young man who battled with bouts of depression.

    “I was thinking about the timeline last night,” she said. “I took comfort in the statistics. If Macin was not home within a week, then I had the 60-90 days I was told by search and rescue where he would definitely be home. And so when those days passed, ever so slowly, one becomes deflated. I think with some of the sightings too, it gave us an element of hope that the ‘homeless’ theory could be a possibility. For this Mother though, imagining Macin without the comforts of home, was far fetched.”

    In the months after he went missing, there were many reported sightings of Macin. The most promising was in late January 2017, when there were multiple possible sightings in the northern California city of Modesto; even a possible multi-person sighting reported by volunteers at a homeless count. Earlier that month, a handful of other possible sightings were reported in the Sacramento area, which police also investigated. However, as time has gone on, those reports have dwindled to nothing.

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