Atira Hughes Smith, 30, her son Jaidon Hill, 7, and her husband, Laterry Smith, 34, have vanished after a car crash in Mississippi, according to a Nov. 4, 2013 Huffington Post report.
Copiah County Sheriff Harold Jones told WJTV the car crashed near the town of Carpenter on Saturday.
The vehicle was found upside down and on fire by the side of the road in a ditch, however, it was empty.
A witness reportedly extinguished the flames, according to WAPT.
The FBI is now involved in the search for the family, according to the Post.
WLBT reports that Atira’s family said she called them on Friday to say she was leaving town for several days, but the call ended abruptly.
According to East Idaho News, Jones told ABC that initially there was speculation that the owners of the vehicle had set the SUV on fire to get out of making car payments.
But after further investigation Jones noted, “This was not the case.”
East Idaho News reports that nearby woods were searched and local hospitals were contacted, but no trace of the family has been found.
Anyone with information regarding the missing family is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-8477, the Copiah County Sheriff’s Dept. at 601-894-3011, or the FBI at 601-948-5000.