Homerville Father and Daughter Found in Jacksonville

By: Eames Yates; Garin Flowers Email
By: Eames Yates; Garin Flowers Email
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Tyrahne and Krystal Smiley reunited a week to the day after she went missing.

Our cameras were the only ones rolling when mother and daughter were reunited... Tune in to Eyewitness News tonight for a WCTV Exclusive.


By: Eames Yates
April 25, 2013

Homerville, GA - Late Wednesday night, both Henry Montague and Tyrahne Smiley were found in Jacksonville, Florida.

A lieutenant with the Homerville Police Department picked up Tyrahne early Thursday morning and is driving her back to the Homerville Police Department where she will be reunited with her mother, Krystal Smiley.

WCTV has a reporter in Homerville and will bring you more on the reunion tonight on Eyewitness News.


By: Eames Yates
April 23, 2013

Homerville, GA - Police are asking for your help in finding a father and daughter who disappeared almost a week ago.

"I need to see my brother," Deborah Kinlaw, Henry Montague's Sister, said. "I need to see him. I need to see him. [crying] I need to see my niece. I need to see them come home."

Henry Montague and his three year old daughter Tyrahne Smiley were last seen by his family in Homerville on Thursday, where he picked Tyrahne up at her mom's house in South Carolina on Easter Weekend.

"There's no indication that she's in any kind of danger or that he's a danger to her or himself," Jeb Turner, Homerville Police Department, said. "This is simply a missing persons report, and they just will not issue an amber alert for that."

When asked if they really just vanished, Turner said, "that's correct. Vanished. Exactly."

Homerville Police say Henry and Tyrahne were seen in a convenience store in Waycross on Thursday night. They were traveling back to Henry's girlfriend's house in Ludowici, Georgia before disappearing.

"I want her to be back home obviously, but right now I just want to know that she's okay, that she's safe, that she's fine, (and) that she's getting everything that she needs right now," Krystal Smiley, Tyrahne's Mother, said.

According to the Homerville Police Department: They were last seen driving a '92 blue Mercedez Benz, with a Georgia tag number CAN0413.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homerville Police Department at (912) 487-5306.


By: Garin Flowers

Homerville, GA - The Homerville Police Department needs your help to find a missing man and his three-year-old daughter.

The department tells us Henry Montague was last seen with his daughter, Tyranhe Smiley last Thursday.

The two were visiting family in the area, about 30 miles north of Valdosta.

"We have a potential siting over in Wacross, they may have been inside of a convenience store there, also walking down the street near the same convenience store, I've checked over in Wacross, GA at the shelters and they have not had anyone coming in," Lt. Jeb Turner, Homerville Police Department, said.

If you have any information, or if you've seen Montague or his daughter Tyrahne, call the Homerville Police Department at 912-487-3166.


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