Macin Smith Family Offers $1,000 Reward For Info Leading To Their Son’s Safe Return

Macin Smith Family Offers $1,000 Reward
A photo that Macin Smith's mom, Tracey Bratt, posted on Facebook. Photo Courtesy: Facebook

ST. GEORGE, UTAH – October 20, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) – The family of missing St. George teenager Macin Smith is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to his safe return.

The reward notice was first posted Tuesday on social media by the Las Vegas-based Red Rock Search and Rescue Team. The group has been instrumental in organizing search efforts for the missing teen who walked away from his family’s St. George home in early September. He has not been heard from since.

The reward notice is as follows:

“We believe someone knows where Macin is hiding. Maybe a school friend?”

REWARD OFFERED…. For REAL information that takes us to Macin Smith… Do not call with theories or speculation. We believe a friend may know where he is and we would like them to step forward.. Let’s end this today. Your name will be held in confidence and you will be paid by RRSAR immediately upon Macin being returned to his family.

Note the family has provided the funds for the reward, RRSAR has them on deposit in our bank.”

Photo Courtesy: Macin Smith family
Photo Courtesy: Macin Smith family

The Smith family moved to St. George from Canada six months ago, and Macin is their last child living at home.

Macin was last seen in the Little Valley area of St. George on the morning of September 1 when he left for school. He left home without his wallet and cell phone and has not logged into social media since his disappearance. He did leave a note, but its contents have not been publicly disclosed.

Macin is 6’4″ and 200 lbs. with short blond hair and blue eyes.

Photo Courtesy: Facebook
Photo Courtesy: Facebook

Search efforts for Macin have been extensive, with the biggest search carried out Saturday, September 26. Early indications suggested he may have headed to Las Vegas, but no leads have proved credible yet.

David Cummings, commander of RRSAR, said though the group has not had any new leads, they are convinced someone out there knows where Macin is.

“We’re reaching out now,” said Cummings. “We are continuing the search in the St. George area, I will be coming back there Wednesday and Thursday and then we will have a bigger search Sunday with RRSAR teams and dogs. We will keep searching until Macin is accounted for, however long it takes.”

The group has also been conducting searches that the public was not informed of.

Macin’s mom, Tracey Bratt Smith, said the search has given her a renewed sense of purpose. “This does give me new hope,” she said. “I wish it was more to offer because the amount certainly does not translate how much it would mean to have Macin home. However I’m hoping it will entice someone out there to step forward.” She also wrote on the Facebook search page for her son: “I have physically, mentally and emotionally been buoyed up by your prayers. This army ‪#‎macinsarmy‬ is almost 10,000 strong and has been able to accomplish so much in 7 weeks. It is an international army, a multi spiritual army, a diverse army and yet united for one cause. I so wish I could thank each and every one of you personally.”

A St. George Police Department spokesman said the case is still active, an investigation is ongoing, and they are doing what they can.

A GoFundMe account has been set up for Macin. Click here for more information. For more about the search efforts, search #macinsarmy or the Macin Smith Facebook page.
Anyone with more information should contact the St. George Police Department at 435.627.4300, or Dave Cummings at RRSAR on 702.787.4068.

Click here to watch the first or second part of our exclusive interview with Macin’s parents, Tracey and Darrin Smith.



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