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Thursday, January 23, 2020

THE SEARCH FOR MACIN SMITH


Missing St. George teenager Macin Smith vanished from his family’s home more than 18 months ago.

Since then Gephardt Daily has provided comprehensive coverage of Macin’s disappearance, as well as the exhaustive grassroots efforts to bring the teenager home.

We promise to continue that effort for as long as needed and urge you to share these stories on social media.

Together, we can bring Macin home.

Bill Gephardt
Gephardt Daily

Bringing Macin Home

Exclusive: Macin Smith’s mom speaks out on fourth anniversary of son’s disappearance; ‘We won’t...

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"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 tells 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."

Exclusive: Macin Smith’s mom discusses heartbreak, turmoil surrounding missing son’s 21st birthday

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Turning 21 is the biggest milestone in any young person's life; the day when a teen becomes an adult, and a boy starts to decide how his life might unfold now he's a man.

Bench dedicated to missing St. George son Macin Smith is ‘a place to be...

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Macin Smith's mom, Tracey Bratt-Smith, doesn't hesitate when she's asked what she would say if she could sit on a new bench dedicated to her missing son and speak directly to him.

Divorce, despair and a family’s need to ‘move on’ leads to final search for...

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It's been three agonizing years since 17-year-old Macin Smith vanished from his family's St. George, Utah home.It's been three agonizing years since 17-year-old Macin Smith vanished from his family's St. George, Utah home.It's been three agonizing years since 17-year-old Macin Smith vanished from his family's St. George, Utah home.

Family, members of ‘Macin’s Army’ search near home of St. George teen, missing 3...

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Tracey Bratt-Smith led a group of about 100 volunteers Saturday in a search for her missing son, Macin, who disappeared three years ago from their St. George home.
Mother Of Missing St. George Teen Macin Smith

Comprehensive search planned in St. George to coincide with third anniversary of Macin Smith’s...

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As the third anniversary of Macin Smith's disappearance approaches, family and friends are planning a comprehensive search in St. George they hope might finally provide some long-awaited answers.

Exclusive: Macin Smith’s mom speaks of conflicted feelings on missing son’s 20th birthday

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Turning 20 is a major milestone in any young person's life; a time when a teen becomes an adult, and a boy starts to decide how his life might look when he's a man.

Macin Smith’s mom talks about moving forward: ‘I did not choose this road of...

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The mother of Macin Smith, who has been missing from St. George since 2015, has opened up about how she and her family plan to go forward in 2018 as they face what would be their youngest son's 20th birthday in the spring.

Exclusive: Macin Smith’s mom speaks of third Christmas without son: ‘Limbo to me equates...

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For many of us, Christmas is a time of togetherness and joy.

Elizabeth Smart offers tips on protecting children, moving on after abuse

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Utah kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart is providing tips to parents on avoiding abuse in a new interview on Reddit timed to coincide with the 15th anniversary year of her childhood abduction.