Search for missing Fox executive Gavin Smith called off due to lack of a definable search area
A search for missing Fox executive Gavin Smith that had been planned for this weekend has been called off.
A spokesman for Smith's family said that the search — for which the family was hoping to enlist the public's help — was canceled because a search area had not been pinpointed.
"After consultations between the LA County Sheriff's Department and the Gavin Smith family, it has been decided that there will be NO search this weekend," the spokesman said in a statement. "There is not a specific area of defined interest to make this effort productive at this time."
Smith, an 18-year veteran at Fox, was last seen on the night of May 1 in Oak Park, Calif., according to a bulletin released by law enforcement officials.
According to law enforcement, Smith's black 2000 Mercedes 420E bears the license plate number 6EKT044. According to the bulletin, Smith stands 6 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 210 pounds, and has grey hair with blond highlights, green eyes and a goatee.
Other identifying features include a scar of about five inches on his calf and another scar about four inches long on his inner right wrist.
He was last seen wearing purple pants, and black and grey shoes.
Smith works in Fox's Calabasas office and is the branch manager for theaters in Dallas and Oklahoma City.