Patrice Lynae Smith

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Above Images: Smith, circa 2012

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 24, 2012 from Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: November 16, 1983
  • Age: 28 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'0 - 5'2, 160 - 170 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Smith's nicknames are Treecie and Trice. Her ears are pierced and she has a small mole on her cheek above her lip. She has the following tattoos: a rose on the upper right side of her chest, the name "Autumn" between her right thumb and index finger, and the name "Ray-Ray" on her right arm.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A purple v-neck shirt, dark-colored jeans or light blue capri pants, and purple and black or purple and white Nike sneakers with a gray swoosh.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Smith was last seen leaving her sister's Little Rock, Arkansas home at 11:30 p.m. on March 24, 2012. She was accompanied by her boyfriend, Michael Curtis Robinson, at the time of her disappearance. They were driving a gray or brown 2004 Ford Explorer with tinted windows and Arkansas Fish & Game license plates numbered GIYAH or GFYIH. Smith has never been heard from again.

    The couple, who had only been dating for a few months, had a history of domestic violence and Smith had an order of protection against Robinson. He was charged with kidnapping and aggravated assault on March 6 and was released from jail that same day on a $250 bond. The victim in that case was Smith; he had attacked her and broken her wrist. A photo of Robinson is posted below this case summary. Authorities stated he often carried a gun, had a criminal record for drug and weapons-related offenses, and had been jailed 11 times since 2000. One of Robinson's neighbors in the 11200 block of Mara Lynn Drive supposedly overheard him and Smith arguing at his apartment at 1:00 a.m. on March 25. He dropped out of sight at the same time Smith did, but he was eventually located and arrested on charges unrelated to Smith's case. He hasn't provided any information that could led to her whereabouts. Robinson is now serving a five-year prison term for the assault he committed against Smith a few weeks prior to her disappearance.

    Smith was halfway through a three-year term of probation when she disappeared, and after her disappearance she was listed as an absconder and a warrant was issued for her arrest. However, investigators don't believe she's running from the law; they believe foul play could have been involved in her case. It would be uncharacteristic of Smith to abandon her daughter. Her case remains unsolved.

    Robinson
    Above: Michael Robinson

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Little Rock Police Department
    501-371-4660

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    THV 11
    FOX 16
    KATV 7
    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
    The Black and Missing Foundation
    Texas EquuSearch Mounted Search and Recovery Team

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 15, 2017; picture added, distinguishing characteristics, clothing/jewelry description and details of disappearance updated.

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