Malanda and Karie Missing – Help Locate Them
Malanda Aniyia Smith of age 16 was reported Missing on Sunday by her Mother. A day Later, 5-year-old Karie Gracie was reported missing, believed to be with Smith.
Investigators learned Tuesday that Gracie contacted her family on the phone and said she was fine, that she knew law enforcement was looking for them but they were not ready to come home yet.
Wednesday, Smith’s parents reported they had received texts from an unknown number attempting to extort money for information on the location of their daughter.
When the parents attempted further conversation with the unknown person, they got no response.
Investigators are now looking into the person responsible for those texts.
Anyone with information on the girls is asked to contact the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office at 252-946-7111 or Beaufort County Crime Stoppers 252-974-6400.