Authorities have determined this week that the skeletal remains found in Virginia belong to a man from New York City who had been missing since October.
The Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office, situated in Northeast Virginia, has confirmed that the body discovered on November 16 has been positively identified as Terrence Darryl Smith from Queens, NY, according to the local Medical Examiner.
Smith, aged 33, went missing after he boarded a train to visit a female acquaintance in Fredericksburg, Virginia, on October 30th. The next day, his family reported him as missing.
The investigation into Smith’s death is ongoing, although his remains have already been positively identified.
Shortly after his disappearance, his family made a distressing revelation: his bank account had been completely emptied.
“I’m really confused about what’s going on down there,” said Michael Perry, Smith’s older brother, in an interview with New York news outlet PIX11 on Tuesday. “We are well aware of the key individuals involved.”
Smith was last spotted at a Target store near Fredericksburg, purchasing groceries for the woman and her children. According to his family, he had a sporadic relationship with the friend since they first met in high school in Virginia.
According to his family, the woman provided three different accounts of his final movements.
According to Perry, there were multiple versions of the story. Initially, it was said that he left with a girl. Then, it was claimed that he took an Uber. Later, the police department was informed that he had taken Amtrak to return home. Additionally, the son, who was present during the incident, mentioned that Smith went out the back door and into the woods.
Investigators have not yet named any suspects.
Smith’s funeral is scheduled for Friday, and he will be laid to rest at a family plot in Virginia.