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Tuesday
Dec142010

New Surveillance Video Surfaces of Brittany Smith and Her Alleged Abductor

Photo Courtesy - Roanoke County Police(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The man accused of kidnapping 12-year-old Brittany Mae Smith agreed Tuesday to return to Virginia to face charges of kidnapping and credit card fraud.

Jeffrey Scott Easley, 32, waived his extradition at a court hearing in San Francisco, Calif. The hearing lasted just minutes and no charges of murder were mentioned, despite Easley being named a suspect in the murder of Brittany's mother. Virginia police found the body of 41-year-old Tina Smith on Dec. 6 and later ruled her death a homicide.

Roanoke police will not comment on whether Brittany fits into the murder investigation, saying it's too early to comment.

"Easley is a murder suspect in the death of Tina Smith. So much of the past week has been spent trying to locate 12-year-old Brittany that really over the weekend, when investigators spoke to both of them, that's really when the murder investigation began," Roanoke County spokeswoman Teresa Hamilton Hall said.

New surveillance video emerged Tuesday of Easley and Brittany gassing up a car on Friday, Dec. 3, the day police believe Tina Smith was likely killed. In the video is a second man whose home police searched in connection with the murder.

Brittany was back home with her family Tuesday after being escorted from California by two Virginia detectives.

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