Name: Macin Darrin Smith
Age: 17 years old
Last seen: September 1, 2015
Location: Saint George, Utah
Macin Smith is a caucasian male, with blond hair and blue eyes. He is 6’4” tall and weighed 200lbs at the time of his disappearance.
Macin was last seen wearing black Nike sneakers with blue soles and green eyelets and accents, he wears size 14 shoes.
Macin Darrin Smith was born on April 7, 1998, to parents Tracey and Darrin Smith. The family moved from Canada to Saint George, Utah, a few months before his disappearance. At first Macin and his mother Tracey moved to Utah and his father Darrin would come to visit them every once in a while as he had various construction projects.
The family decided to move to the USA as Tracey and Macin both suffered from depression and wanted a fresh start, according to his mother Tracey, Macin was loving his life down in Utah as it had outdoor activities and scenic views.
When they moved, not all of Macin’s credits transferred from his school so he ended up having to do some summer credits to get up to balance.
At the time of disappearance, Macin was a senior attending Desert Hills High school.
Macin was the youngest of six children and was the only child living at the family home. He was described as a reserved teenager, who was creative and would write music. He loved playing video games and really enjoyed watching anime.
Monday 31st August 2015, Macin was walking home from school and sent a text to his mother telling her that he was doing really well so far in school and that his grades were good. The reason Macin sent this text message to his mum was that they had an agreement which was if he does good in school he could watch anime.
Macin’s father, Darrin Smith was known to be strict while Tracey Smith was not.
Darrin Smith had just finished a project in Salt Lake City and had just gotten home a couple of days prior.
Macin wanted to get home from school and immerse himself in his anime, however, his dad wanted to take him out for some driving practice. Macin told his father he had a headache and that he wanted to just relax so they rescheduled to do it the next day.
Later that evening, Tracey went into Macin’s room to check on him and said he was just laying on his bed with the lights off, he told her he just wasn’t feeling very good. Around 10 pm, Tracey decides to unplug the internet.
Tracey would usually unplug the internet and hide the cord, however, this particular night she felt lazy so she left it out. Darrin woke up in the middle of the night and went to check if Macin was using the internet and as he was going towards Macin’s room he could see a blue light under the door coming from the room.
According to Darrin, this wasn’t a major confrontation, and claims that Macin didn’t fight back with him. Macin just closed his computer and handed it over, as well as his phone.
The following morning on September 1, 2015, Macin’s father woke him up for school before heading back to sleep at approximately 7:00 am.
Macin was heard in the kitchen prior to leaving for school at about 7:30 am, according to his parents who were still in bed. 10 minutes later Tracye heard the garage door close, which meant that Macin had gone to walk to the bus stop which was 2 minutes away.
However, neither parent actually saw Macin that morning.
Tracey went to work and Darrin went to the gym and spent that morning doing a bunch of yard work. As the afternoon came, Darrin began getting ready to take Macin on that driving lesson they had planned.
Macin never arrived at school that day and has never been seen or heard from again. Later in the afternoon, his parents grew concerned when Macin failed to return home at 3:15 pm and contacted the school. Darrin could not get in contact with Macin as he took his phone away the night prior.
Upon finding out from school administrators that he had been absent from school that day, his mother filed a missing person report to the Saint George Police Department shortly before 10:00 pm.
Upon arriving home, Tracey found Macin’s door to be locked which was very unusual as he would never do that. His parents managed to open his door but found nothing out of the ordinary in his room. Tracey found Macin’s wallet with his ID inside.
At first, the police thought Macin had just run away as he had done that before.
Three days after Macin went missing, the police began looking into the case as they found it unusual that Macin did not take anything with him.
According to a statement his parents made to investigators, Macin was suffering from depression, and had attempted suicide in Canada before. In the weeks leading up to Macin’s disappearance, he was reportedly falling back into depression.
People in the community began talking about seeing a man that looked like Macin Smith holding a sign that said “Las Vegas”, 5 miles from the Smith’s house on Interstate 15. However, this was later confirmed not to be Macin Smith.
Tracey’s sister had figured out Macin’s youtube password, when they accessed it they realized Macin had purposefully deleted his history. Macin’s laptop and phone were given to investigators and they managed to find a Word document where Macin had written about wanting to try to hurt himself.
On September 7th, 2015, Macin’s mother Tracey, found a folded-up note in his wallet. Authorities have not released the contents of the note, but it indicated Macin’s desire to self-harm and a desire to leave, according to his parents. It wasn’t addressed to anyone or dated, but it was a very “deep” note. Macin had written, “I’m done.” The police believed that Macin didn’t want anyone to find that note, and if he did want it found, he would’ve put it in an obvious place.
The note spoke about Macin’s internal conflict with feeling like he was never good enough, he felt like he was really frustrated with his parents trying to control his every move and feeling like he was disappointing them. In the letter, he specifically talked about how much it hurt that they took away his electronics.
Over the years, numerous tips and possible sightings of Macin Smith have been reported across the mid and southwestern United States, but none were confirmed or produced any new leads.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Macin Darrin Smith please contact the Saint George Police Department at 435-627-4300 or call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 800-843-5678.
You can also email any information to email@example.com.
On January 21, 2019, a memorial bench in honor of Macin was unveiled at the Crimson Ridge Park on 3000 East in Saint George, Utah.
A $10,000 reward is being offered by the family for any information leading to Macin Smith’s location. The circumstances of his disappearance remain unclear, and his case is currently classified as missing.
Resources and Further Information
Investigation Discovery: Disappeared – Season 8 Episode 2 “The Silent Son”