Arkansas authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating a teen boy who disappeared after taking the trash out at work.
According to the Independence County Sheriff’s Department, 17-year-old Bradley Smith was last seen at the Desha Flash Market in Batesville on Saturday. He never returned back to work after taking the trash out and hasn’t communicated with friends or family.
The teen reportedly left his hoodie and his cellphone behind. According to investigators, Brad’s brother, Gerrick Smith, said the security camera near the store’s dumpster didn’t work, according to White River Now.
Gerrick and a store employee looked around the area for Brad but didn’t find any clues, the outlet reports. Gerrick told authorities he was concerned after learning Brad left his phone behind, something he apparently has never done.
Bradley was last seen wearing a black beanie, khaki shorts, and a black Pizza Hut shirt. He stands 5-feet-11 inches tall and weighs around 175 pounds.
Anyone with any information on Bradley’s whereabouts should contact the Independence County Sheriff’s Office at 870-793-8838.
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[Feature Photo: Bradley Smith/Police Handout]