Missing 20th Century Fox Movie Executive Gavin Smith’s Car Found at Storage Facility Linked to John Creech in Jail on Unrelated Drug Conviction … Police Suspect Homicide
BREAK IN THE CASE OF MISSING GAVIN SMITH …
Gavin Smith, a 20th Century Fox movie executive has been missing since May 1, 2012 when he was last seen leaving a friend’s house in Oak Park, CA. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is saying that the Mercedes-Benz registered to Gavin Smith has been found Thursday, March 14 at a Simi Valley storage facility. The storage facility was linked to John Creech who is currently in-custody at Men’s Central Jail on an unrelated narcotics conviction. Authorities believe now that Gavin Smith is dead and a victim of a homicide.
Southern California authorities say they’ve found the car of a 20th Century Fox executive who vanished nearly a year ago and they now believe he is dead.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says a Mercedes-Benz registered to Gavin Smith was found Thursday at a Simi Valley storage facility.
Authorities say that the storage facility was linked to a man who’s jailed on an unrelated drug conviction.
UPDATE I: Gavin Smith’s Car Found at Storage Facility linked to John Creech who is currently I jail on unrelated drug conviction … Creech’s wife allegedly had an affair with Smith
Creech is a convicted drug dealer whose wife allegedly had an affair with Smith.
Chandrika Creech met Smith in therapy, according to a person familiar with the case who did not want to be named because the investigation is ongoing.
Based on the vehicle’s condition and information developed from the investigation, homicide detectives are now investigating the case as a homicide, a sheriff’s statement said.
Smith’s body has not yet been recovered, sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said.
UPDATE II: from the UK Daily Mail - ‘This was in fact a murder’: Missing movie executive WAS killed, say police, as they find his Mercedes in the garage of his mistress’ drug dealing husband.
Missing Hollywood executive Gavin Smith was murdered, the Los Angeles sheriff said last night, as they found his car in the garage belonging to a person of interest in the case.
Smith went missing on May 1, 2012, and though investigators had a number of leads, they never found concrete proof of the 20th Century Fox executive’s death.
That all changed last night when the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says the Mercedes-Benz registered to Gavin Smith was found at a Simi Valley storage facility that belonged to John Creech.
Mr Creech is the husband of Smith’s purported mistress, Chandrika Creech, and he is now in jail on unrelated drug charges.
UPDATE III: Police Say, Missing Fox Exec Had Relationship With Drug Dealer’s Wife
Creech, who is currently serving eight years in Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail, has been named a person of interest in the case.
Smith had a relationship with Creech’s wife, Chandrika Creech, sheriff’s officials said, but they would not comment on the nature of the relationship.
The two apparently met in rehab.
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