Earlier today the Mason County Sheriff’s Department announced the reward for information in Grace Smith’s disappearance has been increased from $6,000 to $7,500.
34 year old Grace Smith was last seen in Three Mile Road, West Virginia on February 23, 2022. She disappeared that evening after leaver her parent’s residence, and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
Around 8:30 pm, Smith left her mother’s residence in her vehicle. Her mother gave her $20 when she mentioned she low on gas to make it back home to Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia.
At 11:30 pm, her mother attempted to contact her, but her cell phone went straight to voicemail. Grace never made it back home, and hasn’t been heard from since.
On February 25, 2022, Smith’s vehicle, a 2007 gold-colored Pontiac Grand Prix, was found abandoned near two large ponds in the Mcclintic Wildlife Management Area, known locally as the “TNT area”, north of Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
Her family filed a missing person’s report with the Mason County Sheriff’s Department upon learning of the abandoned car.
Smith left behind most of her personal belongings inside the vehicle, with the keys laying on the hood, but her cellphone was missing. A bag of groceries that seemed expired with cold and frozen groceries was also found.
The West Virginia State Police assisted the Mason County Sheriff’s Office with a helicopter search of the TNT area, as well as areas in southern Mason County, including Gallipolis Ferry, Apple Grove, Ashton and Glenwood, but no sign of Grace was found.
Police found no evidence, means, or motive for foul play in Grace Smith’s disappearance. The case is currently active and ongoing.
A $7,500 is being offered by her family for information leading to Grace Smith’s whereabouts.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Grace Allison Smith please contact the Mason County Sheriff’s Department at (304) 675-3838 or (304) 675-9911.
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