Video: 100 Ballons Loosed amid Happy Birthday songs for missing Trans Youth Dashad “Sage” Smith

Dashad “Sage” Smith is still unaccounted for but that didn’t stop her friends and family celebrating her 20th birthday…

Dave Norris, Executive Director of The Charlottesville Institute posted this picture on the Find Dashad “Sage” Smith facebook page.

“Here’s Dashad “Sage” Smith (on the left) at the Cville Pride drag show that I MC’d in September. Today is Dashad’s 20th birthday. One small thing you can do today in his honor is to “like” the “Find Dashad ‘Sage’ Smith” page on Facebook to stay up-to-date on news about his case. And please encourage others to do the same.”

One person commented: “I love this pic…. I am the queen with the longer curly hair with the mirrored bra.. I have known Sage for a while and she is in my thoughts… I cherish that moment and this pic!!!! Here’s to Sage, and the hopes of a safe return!!!”

She is so full of life. This is so sad. Her grandmother’s heart is breaking. If you have information on Dashad Laquinn Smith or Erik McFadden or any knowledge of this case please contact Sgt. Marc Brake at 434-970-3970 or Crimestoppers at 434-977-4000.

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