Thursday, May 10, 2012

Gavin Smith: Hollywood movie executive now classified as homicide investigation after a week of no clues

The Los Angeles sheriff's department has changed the status of the case of the missing 57-year-old father and film executive to a criminal homicide investigation.

Gavin Smith has been missing for one week and in spite of the shift in classification, there have been no clues released to the public to explain the change.

Smith, a married father of three, was reported missing on May 1 when he failed to show up for his job at Twentieth Century Fox.

Deadline reports that the search has intensified in recent days, but the spokesman for the sheriff's office said Tuesday that there has been no evidence found suggesting foul play.

Mr Smith's family says that, after returning to Los Angeles after a business trip, he had planned to spend the night at a friend's house.

'He was still watching TV downstairs when our friend went to bed, and he was going to be going up to bed shortly,' his wife Lisa told ABC News.

He was last seen driving away from the friend's home in Oak Park, north of Los Angeles at around 10pm last Tuesday evening in his black Mercedes sedan. Read More