Suspect In Smith Disappearance Makes First Court Appearance

The Heathsville man charged in the disappearance of Ahrea’l Smith made his first court appearance last Friday. Prosecutors say Smith was at the 50-year-old’s house the night she disappeared. Smith was last seen while working at the Claraville Little Sue Store and the Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office says they found a body on the suspect’s property nearly a week later. An autopsy is being conducted.
The suspect is held without bond.