Pam Ragland, a 50-year-old woman from Orange County, assisted Riverside County police in finding the decomposing body of an 11-year-old Southern California boy.
Ragland denied being a psychic, but she said that she uses “sixth sense” and “intuition” in helping people facing trials in their lives. She said that she relies on these abilities that many people do not realise they possess.
“It was just his recurrent picture that was in my head that never changed,”
“I was getting a snapshot, but I couldn’t understand why he wasn’t moving. He had his eyes closed, but I just thought he was sleeping.”
Ragland, a mother of two, told about her involvement in the search case after multiple questions from the public asking how she was able to tip the police off. She said that she had been seeing visions of a barn house and a tree. After seeing the news report about the missing boy, a vision registered: she saw a boy lying on his side with his eyes closed.
The boy was Terry Dewayne Smith Jr., an autistic according to the boy’s mother, although the father denies so. Prosecutors arrested his 16-year-old brother for committing the murder; he is to be tried in juvenile court.
Riverside County Sheriff’s Detective John Powers said that Ragland gave them the tip that led to the body’s discovery. They said that the body was found inside the property of the boy’s family; it was buried under a tree surrounded by a partially broken fence.
After her involvement with the search, Ragland continues her regular life. She runs a business on expert life coaching and practical advice.