Remains found last week in Monroe County have been positively identified as belonging to Dana Smithers.
Smithers disappeared after leaving a friend’s house in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania on the night of May 28, 2022.
On April 25, 2023, a borough employee discovered human remains in a wooded area along Park Avenue in Stroudsburg, close to the eastbound Interstate 80 ramp.
Through dental records the remains were positively identified as belonging to Smithers on May 1, 2023. Full results from her autopsy are pending.
Authorities say her case remains open, and ask anyone with information regarding Dana’s disappearance to contact the Stroud Area Regional Police at (507) 421-6800.
The Disappearance of Dana Smithers
45 year old 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.
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