Name: Dana Kristine Smithers
Age: 45 years old
Last seen: May 28, 2022
Location: Stroudsburg, Pennsyvania
Status: Found deceased on April 25, 2023
45 year old Dana Kristine Smithers was last seen in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania on the night of May 28, 2022. She disappeared after leaving a friend’s home, and hasn’t been heard from since.
Dana Smithers was last seen in Stroudsburg Borough, Pennsylvania on the night of May 28, 2022.
Earlier that evening she had gone to a festival with friends at the Happy Hour Bar and Grill, before returning to her home on Stokes Avenue, only a few blocks away.
After spending some time at home Dana walked over to her friend’s house located three houses down the road.
At 11:07 pm Dana was captured by a ring video camera leaving her friend’s home with her cell phone in her hand. This is the last confirmed sighting of Dana.
On June 4, 2022, she was reported missing to the Stroud Area Regional Police.
Dana’s cell phone, wallet and medication were found inside her residence.
Her family states that Dana would never stay away from her young daughter for this amount of time, and friends stated that she had been excited about plans for the upcoming summer.
Dana is without her car, purse, phone, and anxiety medication which she has taken daily for 10 years.
On June 21 the Pennsylvania state police announced they were assisting the Stroud Area Regional Police in the search for Dana.
On June 22, a search was conducted in the area of Glen Park in Strougsburg with the assistance of the Pennsylvania State Police. No new clues as to Dana’s whereabouts were found.
Police say at this time there is no indication that a crime was committed.
Remains Found in Monroe County
On April 25, 2023, human remains were found in a wooded area along Park Avenue, next to the Interstate 80 eastbound ramp.
Using dental records, the remains were identified as belonging to Dana Smithers on May 1, 2023. Further results from the autopsy are pending, but authorities say her case remains ongoing and are asking anyone with information to come forward.
In May 2023, it was announced that Bryan Kohberger’s parents had been called on to testify before a grand jury regarding Dana’s case.
While police are still investigating Dana’s death, they say her disappearance isn’t “in any way tied” to Bryan Kohberger.
Caucasian female with brown hair, brown eyes, who stands 5’5 tall and weighs approximately 165 pounds.
Clothing & Accessories:
Dana was last seen wearing a burgundy t-shirt and black jeans.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Dana Smithers please contact the Stroud Area Regional Police at (507) 421-6800, Detective Robert Transue at (507) 421-6800 extension 1027, or Detective Dan Knowles at (570) 421-6800 extension 1046.
Resources & Further Information
Dana Smithers – NamUS
News & Media Links
Stroudsburg Woman Reported Missing, Last Seen in May – WFMZ
Coolbaugh Woman Appeals For Help Locating Her Missing Sister – Stroudsburg Herald
Police Search For Missing Woman In Stroudsburg – PA HomePage
State Police Join Search For Missing Stroudsburg Woman – WFMZ
Monroe County Woman’s Disappearance Leaves Friends, Family Baffled – Pocono Record
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