Psychic led authorities to dead autistic boy found buried in a shallow grave in yard
- Terry Dewayne Smith Jr.’s mother realized her son was missing Sunday morning after his teenage half-brother babysat the night before
- The 11-year-old’s body was found buried in a shallow grave near the home
- Police arrested the 16-year-old half-brother on Wednesday
- The two boys, who had different fathers, lived with their mother and her lesbian partner in California
A psychic has revealed that she was the one to help police discover the body of the autistic 11-year-old boy in a shallow grave near his home after he had been missing for three days.
The woman’s vision reportedly led her to the area about 100 feet from Terry Dewayne Smith Jr.’s mother’s home in Menifee, California where they found the boy’s body buried.
This revelation comes the same day that the boy’s father, who lives in West Virginia, said that Terry was not autistic and that he had spoken to him before he disappeared when the boy asked him if he could go visit.
The 11-year-old had lived with his father, Terry Smith Sr., in West Virginia up until 2001 when he went to live with his mother Shawna.
Shawna now lives in Menifee with her longterm lesbian partner, Denise, and her son from a different relationship.
That 16-year-old boy, Terry’s half-brother, was arrested on suspicion of murder and could be charged as early as Friday.
Police have not released any official motive for the alleged murder, but psychic Pam Ragland said that she had a bad feeling about the half-brother.
Pschic Pam Ragland, who lives in Los Angeles, was driving around Menifee with her children in the car as they helped look for the missing boy.
She told NBC Los Angeles that she had a very specific dream about the boy’s whereabouts.
‘I had this knowing that he was in a certain direction and whichever way I would turn I would know which direction to go,’ she said.
‘That’s the building I saw in my vision, and it was very distinctive and it was like this- it’s giving me chills to even think about it now- it was like this open tack shed.’
They went towards a fenced-in area near a tree behind the family’s home and she ‘something that smelled dead’. Minutes later they spotted the top of Terry’s head poking out of the shallow grave.
Police are still investigating the case and determining the charges that they will press against the teenage half-brother, but for now the family is asking for privacy.
‘Everybody has known Terry, if they’re lucky, for five minutes; we’ve known him for 11 years and we have 11 years of grieving to do,’ Shawna’s partner Denise said.
Shawna initially described Terry Jr. as an autistic boy who took special medication and answered only to his nickname, ‘JuJu.’
His father, however, insisted that his son was not autistic, saying he was a normal kid who loved video games and baseball, he said.
‘He was a very bright, well-adjusted child, at least he was when he left here,’ said Smith Sr., a 62-year-old retired truck driver.
‘He pushed buttons and would aggravate you. But, other than that, it was just the typical way… of a typical boy trying to get his way.’
Smith Sr. also helped raise the half brother accused in the case, even though he was not his biological father, he said.
The teen, whose name has been publicly released, moved from West Virginia to California after his mother abruptly pulled him out of school, he said.
‘I taught him how to walk. I helped him when he was on the baseball team here,’ he said, recalling that he called the half brother ‘little Spider-Man.’
Investigators told Smith Sr. that Terry Jr. died after a hit to the head but declined to say more, saying he didn’t want to jeopardize the investigation.
‘I think him and (the half brother) got into it and it went too far,’ said Smith Sr.
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