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UPDATE: Fond du Lac man & 4 mo. old daughter found safe

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FRIDAY 10/15/2021 11:29 a.m.

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WFRV) – Twenty-four-year-old Jordan Smack and his 4-month-old daughter Serenity Smack have been found safe.

According to the Fond du lac County Sheriff’s Office, several hours after a search was launched for Smack and his daughter, deputies safely located both of them at a Fond du Lac address.

“Myself [Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt] and Lamartine Fire Chief Joe Birschbach would like to extend sincere appreciation to the over 100 emergency personnel from multiple agencies who participated in the search for Jordan and Serenity, and want to thank all of the citizens who provided tips and information,” wrote Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt.

Authorities confirm that the circumstances surrounding the crash and what occurred after are currently under investigation.

No other information has been released at this time. Local 5 will continue to update this story as it progresses.

MISSING:’Intensive’ search continues for Fond du Lac man & 4 mo. old daughter

FRIDAY 10/15/2021 8 a.m.

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WFRV) – The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a missing persons case involving a 24-year-old Fond du Lac man and his 4-month-old baby.

According to the sheriff’s office, the investigation was launched after the following information was reported on Friday morning:

On Thursday, at around 10:30 p.m., a woman and her friend, identified as 24-year-old Jordan Smack from Fond du Lac, and his 4-month-old daughter named Serenity Smack, were involved in a minor crash in a ditch on Brown Road west of Townline Road in the town of Lamartine.

The report says that after the crash Smack and his 4-month-old baby, who was removed from the vehicle and carried in a car seat, walked into a marshy area.

The woman reportedly then lost sight of both Smack and the baby. The woman was eventually able to get the vehicle out of the ditch and drove back to her home in Fond du Lac.

After the woman allegedly couldn’t make contact with Smack on his cell phone for several hours, she contacted the Fond du Lac Sheriff’s Office at around 2:30 a.m. on Friday morning.

Deputies say they immediately responded to the crash scene and began searching the area. They confirm that during their search they found the empty car seat of 4-month-old Serenity in a wooded area just north of the crash scene.

Deputies have since launched a missing persons investigation into the whereabouts of Smack and his 4-month-old baby. Jordan Smack was last seen wearing a dark blue hoodie and gray sweatpants. Serenity Smack was bundled in blankets.

As of Friday morning, authorities say they have been unable to locate or make contact with Jordan or Serenity Smack.

The Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Lamartine Fire Department is continuing an intensive ground and aerial search of the square block located within Brown Road, Nelson Road, Rogersville Road, and Townline Road. An aircraft from the Wisconsin State Patrol is conducting an aerial search in conjunction with drone teams from the Sheriff’s Office and Fond du Lac Police Department.

If anyone has any information about the whereabouts of Jordan or Serenity, you are asked to contact the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office at 920-929-3390.

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