Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sara Kendall Smart has since been found deceased. This story touched really touched me. She was found stuffed inside a barrell. Who did this? Who could possibily do such a thing to such a beautiful person? Someone out there knows what happened.

Body identified as missing Haskell woman. Authorities identified the body found Sunday stuffed inside a 55-gallon barrel that had drifted onto the banks of a farm pond as Sarah Kendall Smart. Smart, 19, was reported missing Feb. 1. According to a report filed with the Muskogee Police Department, the teen was last seen the morning of Jan. 30. The teen’s mother, Laura Raney, said Smart caught a ride that morning from the family’s home in Haskell to Muskogee, where she had a doctor’s appointment and a scheduled court appearance. Smart appeared for neither.Smart’s skeletal remains were discovered Sunday by James Groover, who retrieved the steel barrel from a farm pond about five miles west of Haskell. The medical examiner used Smart’s dental records to confirm the missing teen’s identity. click here for more information -
Mom offers reward for missing daughterBy D.E. Smoot Phoenix Staff Writer The mother of a missing 19-year-old woman refuses to believe she may never see her daughter again and is offering a reward for information about her whereabouts.My heart’s broken, Laura Raney said about the disappearance of her daughter, Sara Kendall Smart. It’s been 90 days ...Smart was last seen at about 8:30 to 9 a.m. Jan. 30 near the McDonald’s restaurant at 32nd Street and Okmulgee Avenue. Raney said the teen had caught a ride from Haskell to Muskogee with her stepfather, Jerry Raney. Laura Raney said her daughter had an appointment with a doctor at 10:30 a.m. and was supposed to appear that afternoon for a preliminary hearing at the Muskogee County District Courthouse. Smart appeared for neither.Muskogee Police Investigator Ginny Bemo said she received a couple of tips during the first two weeks in February from callers who claimed Smart had been seen around town. Neither tip produced any leads, Bemo said. Since then, the trail has grown cold.
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