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DASH CAM: Officer finds missing Jessica Smith and her mother

Jessica Smith. Photo Source: WFAA Jessica Smith. Photo Source: WFAA

NEW MEXICO (CNN) - New Mexico authorities have released dash cam footage of the moment a state police officer found Kimberly Smith and her daughter, Jessica, in the middle of a national forest.

In the video, Kimberly can be seen and heard crying as the officer walks her to his patrol car.

Police believe Kimberly and Jessica could have been running on day two without food or water by the time Officer Sandoval found them near the snow covered Carson National Forest.

As the pictures show, they packed fresh snow in water bottles, evidence police say, that Jessica and Kimberly might have been in survival mode.

Authorities used cell-phone technology to track down the Fort Worth, Texas mother and daughter.

Jessica is now living with her grandparents.  

Kimberly Smith is facing charges of kidnapping and aggravated assault.


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