At 8:30 PM on December 9th, 2001, 38 year-old mother of three, Michele Lyn Hundley Smith, told her family that she was going Christmas shopping. She left the home in Stoneville, North Carolina in her green, 1995 Pontiac Trans Sport van with the North Carolina license plate “ROK-N-ON." She was headed for Martinsville, less than 20 miles away over the border into Virginia. Going shopping at night wasn’t unusual for her, and being right before Christmas and just days before her oldest daughter’s birthday, no one thought twice about it. But at midnight that night, Michele’s husband woke up their 14 year-old daughter, Amanda, worried that her mom had not come home.
Michele never returned, and neither her, nor her van have ever been seen since.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Michele Hundley Smith, please contact the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office at 336-634-3232.
You can follow Michele’s case on Facebook at Bring Michele Hundley Smith Home.
The episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Anna Priestland.