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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Search Continues for Missing Hollywood Exec Gavin Smith … Detectives & SWAT Search Home in the San Fernando Valley
57 year old 20th Century Fox executive Gavin Smith has been missing since May 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA county. Gavin Smith was last seen between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday leaving a friend’s house in Oak Park, CA. The search for Gavin Smith took detectives to a home in the San Fernando Valley belonging to a family of four on a quiet cul-de-sac. According to reports, they didn’t seem to leave with anything.
The search for missing Hollywood executive Gavin Smith took a twist today as detectives searched the home of a family in the San Fernando Valley in connection to his disappearance.
Smith, a 57-year-old father and husband who worked in film distribution in Hollywood, went missing on May 2 from the house of a female friend around 10 p.m.
Today’s search of a house in the San Fernando Valley began around 7:30 a.m. as authorities served a search warrant on the home.
According to the LA Times, the family was ordered out of the house by SWAT as detectives
The neighbor, who identified herself only as “Merma” when contacted by The Times, lives in the 8600 block of Santa Susana Place, a cul-de-sac where at least two SWAT cars arrived Friday morning.
She said L.A. County sheriff’s deputies arrived on her block around 7:50 a.m. and “called out on the loudspeaker for the owners to come out.”
She said a family — including a husband, wife and two girls — lives in the home and “the wife and her two daughters” eventually emerged from the home when deputies served a search warrant. She said the search ended around 9 a.m.
“They didn’t seem to leave with anything,” the neighbor said of the deputies.
Was Missing 20th Century Fox Executive Gavin Smith Reported Spotted this Month at a Morro Bay, CA Restaurant?
57 year old 20th Century Fox executive Gavin Smith has been missing since May 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA county. Smith was last seen between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday leaving a friend’s house in Oak Park, CA. According to the LA Times, a man says he saw the missing Gavin Smith this month at a restaurant in Morro Bay. On the night of May 7th, Gavin Smith was said to have been seen at the Taco Temple with a woman.
A man says he spotted missing 20th Century Fox executive Gavin Smith this month at a Morro Bay restaurant.
David Bill, a Madison, Wis., native who frequently travels to the central California coast on business, told NBC4 he’s “almost certain” he saw a man May 7 matching Smith’s description with a woman at Taco Temple on Pacific Coast Highway.
“The next morning in the office, I noticed on the Yahoo main page that there was a news link to a missing Hollywood executive,” he told the TV station. “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.’ “
Hmm, maybe Gavin Smith is not missing, but just does not want to be found.
Investigators ask anyone with information to call (323) 890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.
57 year old 20th Century Fox executive Gavin Smith has been missing since May 1, 2012. Smith was last seen between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday leaving a friend’s house in Oak Park, CA. The authorities say that there was no sign or evidence found that would make them suspect foul play in the disappearance of Gavin Smith.
Family website: Find Gavin Smith.com
However, entertainment website Deadline Hollywood is reporting that the investigation into missing Gavin Smith has changed to a criminal investigation.
There’s a new development in the case of Twentieth Century Fox veteran film distribution executive Gavin Smith who is still missing. I’ve now learned that the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department has officially changed the status of the case from a missing person’s probe to a criminal homicide investigation. My news follows by a day media reports that the search for Smith had intensified and the sheriff’s department has added new resources including more detectives to the probe.
See the time line of the Gavin Smith disappearance at E-on line.
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