Gavin Smith, a 57-year-old 20th Century Fox executive, has gone missing for more than a week now without any clues as what has happened to him.
Smith was last seen on the night of May 1st leaving a friend’s house just a few miles from his own Los Angeles area home in his black 2000 Mercedes 420E. The Los Angeles Sheriffs department has been unable to find any clues to date of what happened to Smith and his vehicle, which have not been seen since.
His wife reported him missing last Wednesday when he did not show up to pick up one of their children at school.
Smith’s son a USC basketball player said to E! News, “We’re having a tough time trying to find him, but we are taking it day by day.”
“I don’t want to think of foul play, but it has entered my mind,” says Evan, 21.
“We were always in touch, he texted me all the time,” he says. “It’s not like him to go off the grid. That shows how serious this is.”
Police investigators say that repeated pings of Gavin’s cell phone and checking his credit cards for activity have turned up no leads as to where he may be.
The Sheriff’s department issued a missing person’s alert on Saturday with a description of Smith and the vehicle he was last seen driving in. “We really don’t have a whole lot more,” said Ray Leyva, a commander in the Sheriff’s Department. “We are still asking the public’s help to find the vehicle and or him.”
Smith had worked for 20th Century Fox for 18 years in the movie distribution department, the company released a statement on his disappearance.
“We are extremely worried about our friend and colleague Gavin Smith and are actively doing what we can to assist the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department in their search for him,” the company said.