Missing mom and son's belongings wash up on beach - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Missing mom and son's belongings wash up on beach



















SEATTLE, Wash. - Authorities in Washington state say a shoe that washed up on a Puget Sound beach over the weekend probably belonged to the woman who appears to have abandoned a van on the beach and disappeared with her 8-year-old son.
     
Lt. Chris Mealy of the Thurston County Sheriff's office says other items that washed up on the beach also appear to be connected with 29-year-old Shantina "Kat" Smiley of Silverdale and her son Azriel Carver disappeared.
     
Mealy says the positive identification of the items does not change the direction of their investigation. Thurston County has a boat in the water scouring the shoreline for clues. Investigators also are examining Smiley's bank records and court and public records and talking to people.

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