Have You Seen Semaj Goodwine? Georgia Teen Vanished In South Carolina

On March 7, 2021, 16-year-old Semaj Goodwine disappeared from his aunt’s house in the dead of night.

February 23, 2023
Semaj Goodwine, pictured here smiling, was last seen in Camden, South Carolina, on March 7, 2021.

On March 7, 2021, 16-year-old Semaj Goodwine disappeared from his aunt’s house in the dead of night.

Photo by: Newton County Sheriff's Office

Newton County Sheriff's Office

March 7, 2023 will mark two years since a 16-year-old disappeared without a trace from his aunt’s home in Camden, South Carolina, a small town northeast of Columbia.

According to The State newspaper in Columbia, Semaj Goodwine had been living with his aunt in Camden for about two months prior to his disappearance. March 7 was a Sunday, and when his aunt woke up for church, she reportedly discovered her nephew was missing and several doors around the home were unlocked.

The only thing missing from his bedroom was his phone charger. Records indicated that his phone had pinged in the neighboring town of Lugoff around 8 a.m. on March 7.

Semaj was never heard from again.

Authorities believe that the teen may have been heading to his hometown of Covington, Georgia, approximately 200 miles away from Camden, though they have never ruled out that Semaj may have stayed in South Carolina.

At the time of his disappearance, Semaj was about 5’5” tall and weighed 100 lbs. He would currently be 17 years old and could have grown significantly in the last two years.

Semaj’s case received little attention from news outlets. An online search for information about Semaj shows just a handful of articles that weren’t published until the one-year anniversary of his disappearance. There do not appear to be any social media pages dedicated to finding the missing teen.

Semaj’s 18th birthday will be June 29. If you have any information about him or the circumstances surrounding his disappearance, you can call Newton County (Georgia) Sheriff's Office at 1-678-625-1400 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-543-5678.

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