One girl that disappeared with her friend after visiting an Alpharetta bowling this week has been found. Desire Hall, 16, is back home, but her friend, Brooklyn Smith, 13, has been missing since January 14.
NBC 11Alive reports that police fear Brooklyn is with her father, Steven Spires, 32, who was previously banned from having any contact with his daughter. In July, Brookly ran away, sparking her first AMBER Alert. She was found with Spires, who’s facing a number of felony charges, including child molestation, incest, sodomy, sexual battery, and statutory rape.
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Brooklyn’s mother, Selena Smith, told FOX 5 News that she’s furious, but afraid for her daughter’s safety at the same time.
“I’m furious that this was even able to happen. She wasn’t being watched like she should have been. They interviewed the children…one of them admitted to sneaking Brooklyn a phone. They said Brooklyn called her dad.”
Per court records, Brooklyn was under the care of Georgia’s Department of Family and Children’s Services (DEFACS) when she disappeared.
Brooklyn is described as 4 feet 11 inches tall, with brown hair and brown eyes. Spires stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs around 175 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), Spires may be driving a 2011 black Ford Taurus with Georgia license plate/tag, CAY7195.
— Rikki Klaus (@RikkiKlausWSB) August 8, 2016
Anyone with information should call the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety’s tip line at 678-297-6307.
[Feature Photo: Alpharetta PD]