The intersection of Tarcy Way and Old Oregon Trail in Shasta County, California
The road where Tera Smith is believed to have gone jogging the day she disappeared — ©Google Maps, November 2019

Tera Smith

Leslie Stahlhut
Nov 13, 2019 · 7 min read

January 6, 1982 — August 22, 1998

It was an ordinary midsummer day — the Saturday before school was scheduled to start —when Tera Smith went missing from Shasta County, California.

She has never been seen again.

The last time Tera Smith was seen by what I term “a reliable witness” was when her sister saw Tera leave the house at around 6:00…