Family Member, 16, Arrested in Case of Missing Autistic CA Boy

Posted 10 months ago

By Scott Carlson

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Terry Dewayne Smith Jr.

Menifee police Chief John Hill said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon that a human body that matched the description of Terry Dewayne Smith Jr. was found partially exposed in a shallow grave on the family property.

Hill says the death was the result of a domestic issue at the house.

The body has not yet been positively identified.

Terry has been missing from his Menifee, Calif., home since Saturday, and hundreds of volunteers have helped search for him.