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  • Writer's pictureSarah Turney

Sage Smith

Sage Smith was 19 when she went missing from Charlottesville, Virginia in 2012. She had plans to meet up with a man named Erik McFadden that night. When police tried to question him, he fled the area. Sage Smith and Erik McFadden remain missing to this day.

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ABCNews. “Vanished: Sage Smith's Family Speaks out on Unsolved Case L ABC News.” YouTube, YouTube, 26 Feb. 2020,

Charlottesville Police News. “CPD Continues to Seek Leads Regarding Dashad ‘Sage’ Smith Homicide.” Charlottesville, VA,

CVille Communications . “CPD Press Conference 6/27/19.” YouTube, 22 Feb. 2021,

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Mckenzie, Bryan. “Charlottesville Police Hope TV Show Leads to Clues on Whereabouts of Sage Smith.” Exponent, 8 May 2018,

Montalvo, Jackie. “Virginia Police Ask for Public's Help in Locating Erik McFadden, a Person of Interest in Homicide of Transgender Woman Sage Smith.”, NBCUniversal News Group, 28 June 2019,

Newsroom, NBC29. “Investigation into Disappearance of Sage Smith Enters 8th Year.” Https://Www.nbc12.Com,

“Police File ‘Missing Person’ Report for Sage Smith Person of Interest Erik McFadden.” NewsRadio WINA,

Robinson, Sarah. “CPD Still Investigating Disappearance, Homicide of Dashad 'Sage' Smith.” cbs19news.Com,

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WWBT news staff. “Transgender Teen Has Been Missing, Presumed Dead in Va. for 7 Years.” Https://,


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