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Woman who spotted missing girl identified; Brittany coming home Monday night

Theresa Shanley (left) is the woman who contacted police in San Francisco after recognizing 12-year old Brittany Mae Smith and 32-year old Jeffrey Scott Easley from national media reports.

Because of Shanley’s call to police, Easley was arrested, and Brittany is on her way back home to family in Virginia, Roanoke County Police officials said.

Roanoke County Police Detective Chris Welch (right) had an opportunity to meet Shanley over the weekend while in San Francisco as part of the investigation.

Detective Welch is one of four Roanoke County detectives who traveled to San Francisco to interview Easley and bring 12-year old Brittany back home to her family, officials said.

Two Roanoke County detectives are scheduled to arrive in Roanoke late Monday night with Brittany, who will be released to her family.

The remaining two Roanoke County detectives will stay in San Francisco pending the outcome of Easley’s extradition hearing, which is scheduled for Tuesday morning.