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Authorities: Missing Hall girl ‘at risk’ with father, his girlfriend
Brooklyn Smith. - photo by For the Forsyth County News

HALL COUNTY -- Authorities believe a missing 12-year-old from Hall County is with her biological father and his girlfriend and that she is “at risk.”

Despite Brooklyn Smith making phone contact with her mother and news media outlets “claiming to be in the company of unidentified friends,” the Hall County Sheriff’s Office believes she is with Steven Keith Spires, 31, and Spires’ girlfriend, 19-year-old Carmen Clay, traveling in an unknown vehicle towing a large camper.

The trio was reportedly seen in Cartersville on Monday, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

Smith left her residence in Hall County at 2:28 a.m. July 27, and her mother witnessed her getting into a black or dark passenger car, possibly an early model Ford Taurus.

Spires has an active arrest warrant for interference with custody.