Details of Disappearance Smith was last seen on west Brunson Street in Enterprise, Alabama at 10:00 p.m. on January 21, 2017. She has never been heard from again. That evening, her boyfriend, Malcolm Theotis Hunter, was sighted driving her car up to a bank ATM. He was alone at the time.
When police recovered the car, Smith's cellular phone and wallet were inside it. There was also a large amount of blood in the passenger compartment. An anonymous tip lead police to a silver handgun, registered to Smith, in a vacant lot on west Adams Street and Warren Road. Based on another tip, authorities recovered Hunter's bloodstained clothes and shoes.
A photo of Hunter is posted with this case summary. He was arrested and charged with Smith's murder on February 2. At first he claimed he didn't know what happened to her, but the third time police questioned him, he stated his aunt had shot Smith in the chest during an argument at his aunt's apartment, then drove away with her and returned without her. Investigators checked the apartment in question, but found no evidence that a shooting had taken place there.
Hunter is awaiting trial for Smith's murder. Her body has not been found, but foul play is suspected due to the circumstances involved.
- Enterprise Police Department
Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated March 22, 2018; casefile added.