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Brother and sister reunited after 65 years thanks to help from the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office

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The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is excited to have helped a family reunited this holiday season after being separated 65 YEARS!! The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is excited to have helped a family reunited this holiday season after being separated 65 YEARS!!
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

A brother and sister, with help from the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office, have been reunited after 65 years of being apart! 

According to the Sheriff's Office, Millicent Smith of Fayetteville, Tennessee had been searching for her brother for years, with a book with her brother's name written in it as her only clue. Millicent found a lead that pointed her in the direction of north Idaho, but found many people had the same last name in the area. Millicent did, however, find someone with a similar name to her brother that was possibly living in Hayden, Idaho. 

Millicent called the Kootenai County Dispatch Center hoping to find her brother and spoke with Emergency Communications Officer Staci Syth. Syth told Millicent she couldn't give out the address of the man she was looking for, but did request a deputy deliver a message to the person she thought was her brother. 

Deputy Chip Hanson delivered the message from Millicent to Jake Robison. Robison called the number and spoke to his sister for the first time in 65 years! 

Wait, it gets better. 

Millicent and Jake will meet for the first time in person Monday afternoon, ECO Syth and Deputy Hanson Monday afternoon to express their gratitude for what they are calling a Christmas Miracle. 

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