Find Missing Reachelle Marie Smith!

Find Missing Reachelle Marie Smith!

Find missing Reachelle Marie Smith!
She has been missing for over 12 years.
She was last seen asleep on the couch
When she was being watched by her aunt’s roommate.
And then Reachelle was gone!
She has never been seen again.

Find Missing Reachelle Marie Smith!

Find Missing Reachelle Marie Smith! Reachelle Marie Smith has been missing since May 16, 2006. She is missing from Minot, North Dakota. Reachelle Marie Smith is classified as an endangered missing person. Her year of birth is 2002. At the time of her disappearance, Reachelle was 3 years. Her current age is 14 to 15 years old. Reachelle is described as 3’4″ tall and 40 pounds at the time of her disappearance. She has light brown hair and brown eyes. Reachelle Marie Smith is a Caucasian female. Her nickname is Peanut. Reachelle suffers from asthma and may be in need of medical attention.

Find Missing Reachelle Marie Smith!

Reachelle Marie Smith was last seen by her aunt and legal guardian, Stephanie Smith. She was last seen at 10:30 P.M. on May 16, 2006. Reachelle was asleep on the couch at the time. When Stephanie woke up the next morning, the child was gone. Her roommate, Leigh Cowen, stated his mother had picked up Reachelle and would be keeping her for a few days. He was very close to Reachelle and claimed to be her father. However, he wasn’t related to her. Stephanie believed his story. But she became concerned as days passed. And there was no word from either Reachelle or Cowen’s mother.

Find Missing Reachelle Marie Smith!

On May 22, Cowen apparently stole Stephanie’s teal 1995 Ford van. It came with North Dakota license plates numbered H
MAY 548 and disappeared. Stephanie called his mother at this time. And she discovered that Cowen’s mother did not have Reachelle. And she had no idea where the child was. Stephanie reported her niece as a missing child at this
time. And Cowen became the prime suspect in her disappearance. It was thought that he may have taken Reachelle to Kansas where his family lives. But this theory was disproved when the stolen van was located in the Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge on May 23.

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Leigh Cowen’s body was inside the stolen van. he had committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning. An extensive search of the area turned up no sign of Reachelle. Investigators are uncertain what happened to Reachelle. But they do not believe she is still alive. Cowen is still considered the prime and only suspect in her disappearance. She is missing under suspicious circumstances and her case remains unsolved.

Find Missing Reachelle Marie Smith!

This is a heartbreaking case. Reachelle Marie Smith has for over 12 years. There is no mention of a mother or father in the few years that she was seen alive. Her aunt was as a mother to her, apparently raising Reachelle as a single mother. As for the aunt’s roommate, Leigh Cowen, did many clues go with him when he killed himself? Whatever his motive for suicide was, many people knew Leigh Cowen. Their insights may add up to tips and leads. These tips and leads may help bring Reachelle home to those who have waited for over 11 years for answers. Reachelle is somewhere at this very moment. Where?

Someone (s) knows something! Do you have any information about the whereabouts of Reachelle Marie Smith? Do you have any information about Leigh Cowen, who is sill considered the prime suspect in Reachelle Smith? You can contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at: 1-800-843-5678. You may contact the Minot Police Department at: (701) 852-0111. You may call 9-1-1 or your local police. NCMEC: 1044761

Reachelle Marie Smith has a National Center for Missing and Exploited CHildren poster. Click here to view it.
The above image is courtesy of the GINA Foundation for Missing Persons.
The above information and images are found on Reachelle Marie Smith’s Charley Project Page. I have adapted and remixed it. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial 4.0 International.

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