Where is Gavin Smith? The Hollywood executive went missing last week after leaving a friend’s house in his black Mercedes.
ABC reports that Smith’s family realized he was missing when he didn’t show up at to take his son to school. Smith also failed to call into work or alert his family about his whereabouts. According to the family, Gavin was a great father and would never leave without telling his family about where he was going.
Evan Smith, Gavin’s eldest son, said:
“He would never do anything like that. He’s a great father. My dad had no reason to leave. No reason at all.”
Smith, 57, worked in Fox’s distribution department and helped release movies like “Avatar” and the new “Star Wars” trilogy.
Smith was staying at a friend’s house in Oak Park, California on Tuesday night after returning from a Las Vegas convention. Lisa Smith said that her husband took off in his car at about 10 p.m. without saying goodbye to his friend.
“They had already gone to bed… He was still downstairs watching TV when our friend went to bed. And he was going to be coming up to bed shortly.”
But Smith never went upstairs to bed. The Hollywood exec left the house without several of his belongings, including his cell phone charger and shaving kit.
Police have not been able to trace Smith through his cell phone or credit cards. Evan Smith, who plays for UCLA’s basketball team, is now turning to Twitter in order to aide the search for his father.
“I will not stop until I find my father. A son never gives up on his father.”
Evan and Lisa also appeared on “Good Morning America” to spread the word about Gavin Smith’s disappearance. Lisa said:
“We want you to come home, baby. Our world is not right without you. … Be safe.”
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office describes Gavin Smith as 6-foot-6 and 210 pounds. He has green eyes, gray hair and a goatee. He was last seen wearing purple pants. Anyone with information about Gavin Smith is urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau.