Update: Hannah Smith was located late Saturday night near Exit 23 on the Thruway.
Update: According to East Greenbush Police, Hannah contacted her family and friends Thursday night through Facebook, but here whereabouts are unknown.
Hannah Smith, 16, has been missing since NewYear’s Day from her home in East Greenbush, New York.
A Jersey City Hess attendant remembers seeing Hannah in a blue minivan with a male driver in his 30’s on New Year’s morning, near the entrance to the Holland Tunnel.
Dogs traced Hannah’s scent a half mile up the road from her home. Authorities believe that Hannah was picked up by a car from there.
Police said that Hannah recently made a call from a pay phone at the Grand Union grocery store in Rutland, Vermont. A team of officers went to search for here there, but did not find her.
Hannah’s mother Loriann Smith, says she thinks that she may have met someone on Facebook, and they may be helping her runaway.
Hannah is 5’5″ tall, 115 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes.
If you have any information about her whereabouts, please call 518-279-2525.