Missing Girl Found With Help From Facebook Pages

Police have found a missing girl who'd become the focus of community pages on Facebook.

Police have found a missing girl who’d been the focus of community pages on Facebook.

Brittany Mae Smith, age 12, had been considered missing since December 6 but was found unharmed today, according to CBS News.

Police have an arrest warrant out for Brittany’s alleged abductor, Jeffrey Scott Easley. He is also suspected in the murder of Brittany’s mother, who he used to date. She was found dead on December 6 and that’s when police reported the girl as missing.

A page called Help Find Brittany Smith went up on Facebook and garnered 9,554 likes. A second page called Prayers for Brittany Mae Smith got 554 likes since going up on Wednesday.

Both pages contain updates about the search for Brittany, along recent coverage of her discovery.

The Facebook pages, a website called FindBrittany.com redirecting to the Roanoke County, Virginia police department, and an 800 number have helped law enforcement officials collect over 700 tips on the case.

If you happen to know anything relevant to this case, we hope you click on either of the pages devoted to Brittany and let her loved ones know.

How do you feel about the use of Facebook pages to help search for an abducted child?