(NEWSER) – An entire family has gone missing in Mississippi under strange circumstances: Atira Hughes Smith, 30; her husband Laterry Smith, 34; and her son, Jaidon Hill, 7, were last seen at a Halloween party Friday,KLTV reports. Hughes Smith's family says she told them that night, via phone, that she had to leave town for a few days and was already on the road; the call ended abruptly. On Saturday, police found the family's crashed car, upside down and on fire, but with no one inside, WJTV reports. Someone seems to have set the SUV on fire, KLTV notes. Yesterday, they found Hughes Smith's wallet and ID and more of the family's belongings—including a woman's blouse and a T-shirt, with some of the clothes bloodstained—in a gas station dumpster.
Posted November 5th, 2013 @ 12:26pm by Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff