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Missing Fox Exec Gavin Smith Declared Dead by Sheriff’s Department

Two years after Fox exec Gavin Smith mysteriously vanished, the 57-year-old has officially been declared dead by law enforcement officials.

According to Lt. Dave Dolson of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, who spoke with NBC4 in Los Angeles, a judge has ruled a death certificate for Smith.

“He died on the night of his disappearance,” Dolson said.

“He was a striking individual, tall, fit and, I think the idea of a person that goes missing out of nowhere is intriguing and tragic,” he said.

The distribution executive has been missing since May 2012, and Variety reported last year that police named convicted drug dealer John Creech as a person of interest in a possible murder. Creech is currently serving eight years in prison.

The news comes exactly two years after Smith went missing. He was last seen leaving the Oak Park, Calif., home of a friend on May 1, 2012.

From the night of his disappearance, Smith, along with his Mercedes-Benz, seemed to have vanish into thin air. Police caught a lead in February 2013, when they found Smith’s car in a storage facility in Simi Valley. Creech was the man linked to the storage facility.

 

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