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Authorities issue Amber Alert for missing 12-year-old girl

Authorities issued late Wednesday a statewide Amber Alert for a 12-year-old girl who may have been abducted from Virginia and taken to Florida.

Brittany Mae Smith was last seen Friday about 8:30 p.m. near the 1800 block of W Main Street in Salem, Va. Authorities describe Brittany as a white girl with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5 feet tall and weighs 100 pounds.

Authorities believe the child was abducted by Jeffrey Scott Easley. He is described as a 5-foot-11 white man weighing 265 pounds. He has brown hair, hazel eyes and tattoos on his upper arms and back.

Easley may be traveling to Florida in a silver 2004 Dodge Neon. It is a four-door sedan with a spoiler and an Obama sticker on the rear bumper. The Virgina license plate number is XKF-2365.

Anyone with information about this case should contact the Roanoke County Police Department at 540-777-8641 or call 911.

Authorities issue Amber Alert for missing 12-year-old girl 12/09/10 [Last modified: Thursday, December 9, 2010 7:04am]
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