Missing: Terry Smith, Autistic Boy of Menifee, CA

Terry Smith, 11

UPDATE: According to The Desert Sun, it has been confirmed that the remains of 11-year-old Terry Smith have been found near the family’s home. Riverside Weekly shared that his 16-year-old stepbrother, Skylor, has been arrested for suspicion of murder. Friends, family, and community members who have spent countless hours searching for Terry are deeply saddened by this news, and according to Menifee 24/7, well over 1000 people showed up to pay their respects at a prayer vigil held July 10th for Terry. Our thoughts go out to all the friends and family.


An 11-year-old boy named Terry Smith went missing this past weekend and the search for him has been unsuccessful thus far.

His parents are extremely worried, as Smith has autism and needs medication every day.

The last time anyone saw Smith was on Saturday, July 6, 2013. His mother, Shauna Smith, went to her friend’s house to play pool and left her son in the care of his older stepbrother. While she was away, the two boys played video games together.

Later that same night when Shauna Smith came home, she went to the boys’ bedrooms to check on them and thought they were both in their beds fast asleep. However, the next morning when she went to Terry’s room to give him his daily medication, he was nowhere to be found.

The weather in Menifee, CA, where the Smith family resides, has been experiencing extremely high temperatures lately. According to the National Weather Station, the temperature hit 102 degrees on Monday.

If anyone sees Terry, they should refrain from approaching him and call 911. He was last seen wearing blue basketball shorts. He has blond hair, is 4’8” tall, and weighs 76 pounds.


If you have any information, please call the County Sheriff’s Department at 951-776-1099 or the Menifee Investigations Unit 951-210-1000

Terry Smith, 11