Friday, May 25, 2012

Gavin Smith Missing: Breakthrough in hunt for married Hollywood executive missing for a month as he’s spotted having dinner with woman in California

A missing studio executive for Fox has been spotted in California with a woman, it has been claimed.

Gavin Smith, 57, failed to pick his son up for school or turn up to work on May 1 and has not been heard from since.

His distraught family launched a media campaign hoping that a member of the public would come forward with news of his whereabouts.

But it has now emerged that Mr Smith was seen having dinner with a woman on May 7 at Taco Temple in Morro Bay, according to a diner sitting nearby.

David Brill said that he saw the executive with a tall woman at the Mexican restaurant but didn't realise who it was until the next day.

He said: 'I noticed on the Yahoo main page that there was a news link to a missing Hollywood executive,' Brill told news station NBC LA.

'I happened to click on the link, saw the photo, and said, "Oh boy, that's the guy I saw in the restaurant the previous night".'

A waitress at the restaurant confirmed Brill's account saying she served the quiet couple who said they were from 'down south'. Read More