9-year-old missing from Jasper County

Published 7:49 pm Monday, August 15, 2022

UPDATE AS OF 8/19/22: Josh Smith and Kristina Smith have been located and are safe.


This article was updated on Aug. 16 to include a description of Josh’s mother, Kristina Smith.

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The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued an Endangered/Missing Child Alert for 9-year-old Josh Braiden Smith of Bay Springs, Jasper County, Miss.

Smith is described as a white male, four feet three inches tall, weighing 100 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair.

Josh Braiden Smith may be accompanied by his mother, 38-year-old Kristina Smith. Kristina Smith is described as a white female, five feet one inch tall, weighing 174 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair.

The vehicle being used is a 2005 gray Nissan Armada bearing MS license plate JAB6759. The vehicle was last seen traveling in an unknown direction.

If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of Josh Braiden Smith, his mother, or the vehicle, contact the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department at 601-764-2588.