Left: Smith, circa 1998 Right : Progressed to age 23 years by NCMEC (circa 2005)
Tera Lynn Smith
Missing since August 22, 1998 from Redding, Shasta County, California
Classification: Lost, Injured, Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Smith was last seen leaving her residence to go jogging between 17.00 and 19.00, in Redding, California on August 22, 1998.
She may have been seen with a white male companion, driving a 1976 dark blue Ford full size, fleet side pickup truck, with mag wheels and a yellow tailgate.
Investigators have never determined whether a crime was committed, though they consider Tera's disappearance suspicious. The Smith family believe they know who is responsible for Tera's disappearance, though he has never been named as a suspect by the Shasta County Sheriff's Department and has never been charged in the case.
Investigators Shasta County Sheriff's Office
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Shasta County Sheriff's Office
Agency Case Number: 9825673
NCMEC #: NCMC852270
NCIC Number: M-150757333 Source Information:
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
California Department of Justice
Tera Smith: Missing