Left and Center: Jeffery circa, 1985
Right: Age Progressed to age 38
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: December 4, 1985
Missing From: Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: October 12, 1969
Age: 16 years old
Height and Weight: 5’3″ and 110 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: African American Female, Brown hair, Brown eyes, Jeffery has a mole on the right side of her chin and her ears are pierced, she usually goes by her middle name “Lynn”
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A brown jacket, pink pants, and brown shoes
NCMEC Number: 665279
Details of Disappearance
Jeffery was last seen on December 4th 1985 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was last seen walking with her boyfriend, Frank Hannah, from school to her home. He told authorities that he and Smith parted ways a few blocks away from her home. Lynn never arrived home and was never seen or heard from again.
Investigators initially classified Smith as a runaway and did not actively investigate her disappearance when she went missing. Frank was interviewed after her disappearance but his statements have been described as insufficient. When Jeffery disappeared, she was wearing a gold ring with an opal on it. It was found in a pawn shop after her disappearance and her family suspects Frank of pawning it.
Investigators have not named Frank as a suspect in her disappearance. Her family never believed that she ran away and the case is now being investigated as a endangered missing child case. In 2012, the investigation into her disappearance was reopened and investigators stated they had a person of interest.
They suspect Smith might have been killed on the day she disappeared. They have searched various wooded areas and fields in the area since her disappearance.
Jeffery’s disappearance remains unsolved.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Hot Springs Police Department 501-321-6789
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children