NAACP Leader Vanishes After Posting Cryptic Facebook Video

NAACP Leader Vanishes After Posting Cryptic Facebook Video


“I have been crucified,” Liz Smith said in a video posted the morning after Mother’s Day.

By David Lohr

A frantic search is underway in California for a missing civil rights activist.

Elizabeth “Liz” Ana Smith, president of the Eureka branch of the NAACP in Northern California, has not been heard from since Monday, according to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.

The 39-year-old was reported missing after she posted a 28-minute video to her Facebook page around 12:30 a.m. Monday. In the video, Smith, who says she had not slept since Mother’s Day, says “I am in heaven because I have been crucified.”

According to The Eureka Times-Standard, Smith was CEO of Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods until March, when she was placed on indefinite administration leave. While authorities declined to comment on the decision, the move prompted Smith to send a scathing letter to the organization, alleging discrimination and mismanagement, the newspaper reported.