UPDATE:

JASPER COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – Leaders with MBI said Josh Braiden Smith and his mother, Kristi Smith, have been located and are safe.


JASPER COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) has issued an Endangered/Missing Child Alert for nine-year-old Josh Braiden Smith, of Bay Springs.

MBI officials said Josh is four feet and three inches tall, 100 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair.

Authorities believe he may be accompanied by his mother, 38-year-old Kristina Smith. She 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.

Josh was last seen on Thursday, August 4 around 2:00 p.m. in the 900 block of County Road 17 in Jasper County.

Anyone with information about Josh, his mother or the Armada can contact the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office at (601)-764-2588.