16 January 2017Dear Macin's Army:I put together this video although painfully obvious it's not my thing but this was a suggestion from one of you. Some of it you can't read but you'll get the gist of it. So touched by your concern and support. Keep sending those pics to me to rule out. The volume has increased tremendously since Christmas. May this be the year my boy is found. Keep spreading the word. God bless. ????Gratefully,The Momma
Posted by Tracey Bratt Smith on Sunday, January 15, 2017
ST. GEORGE, Utah, Jan. 17, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — The mother of Macin Smith says her youngest son had trouble communicating verbally until he was about 5 years old.
So now, the mother of the missing St. George teen is attempting to reach out to her child in a different way — in writing.
Bratt-Smith has posted a new video to Facebook using a series of handwritten messages. Her words acknowledge the struggles he went through before he went missing.
Speaking exclusively to Gephardt Daily, Bratt-Smith spoke about her reasoning for posting the video at this time:
“My thoughts are to try anything possible to communicate to my boy… whatever it takes,” she said.
Bratt-Smith and her husband Darrin Smith’s son Macin was 17 when he vanished, and has been gone for 17 months as of Feb. 1.
According to the Sacramento Police Department, an area resident posted a comment to their Facebook page stating they may have seen Macin, and other sightings followed.
Bratt-Smith told Gephardt Daily a search in northern California is being planned.
“Sacramento continues to be hit with fliers and there will be an organized search and distribution of socks for the homeless coming up for that area. The event is called Heart and Soles for Macin.”
Hearts and Soles for Macin Facebook page has been set up for those who want to donate time or socks.
Macin is 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds. He has light blue eyes and he had short blond hair when he went missing. The Smith family moved to Utah from Canada in spring 2015.