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VIDEO: It Is 68 Days Since Fox Exec Vanished

'He's still missing and we're still looking,' says his wife.

Updated at 2:07p.m., Sunday

The wife and sons of missing Fox executive Gavin Smith canvassed a large area at the northeast end of the San Fernando Valley Sunday, passing out about 550 flyers.

Lisa Smith said immediate family and friends met about 7 a.m. in the parking lot of the Denny's restaurant in the 12000 block of Encinitas Avenue, fanning out and distributing flyers until about 9:30 a.m.

Smith said they handed out fliers in the area of Encinitas Avenue and Roxford Street. That's the approximate spot where Smith's cellphone last was active on May 1.

"(And) we hit businesses that allowed us to put up signs," Smith said. "We hope we can get some tips. We want tips to be called into the Sheriff's Department."

Smith said it's been 68 days since her husband was reported missing.     

"You know, this is just an out-of-body experience for me and my boys," she said. "It's been such a myriad of emotions because we haven't found him yet." 

The 57-year-old former UCLA basketball player left a female friend's home off Kanan Road in eastern Ventura County between 9 and 10 p.m. on May 1, in his black, 2000 Mercedes 420 E. His phone last showed him to be in Sylmar.

Last month, a SWAT team and detectives raided a home owned by a reputed drug dealer named John Creech in West Hills. Documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times indicate that sheriff's deputies feel an unspecified felony related to Smith's disappearance may have occurred there.

Smith had reportedly met the drug dealer's wife, Chandrika Creech, in some sort of rehab therapy, the Times reported. John Creech remains jailed on other charges, and sheriff's deputies have said they have served numerous search warrants at other locations in connection with Smith's disappearance.

Smith is 6 feet-6 inches tall, with gray hair with blonde highlights, green eyes and a goatee.

His family is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to his return.

"I'm waiting on the Lord. I'm waiting on the Sheriff's Department. I'm waiting on the public," Lisa Smith said.

"I've never been in this before," she told City News Service. "I can only deal with this one day at time. I can't plan for tomorrow."

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Acting on information from Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators, the family of missing Fox executive Gavin Smith will canvass a large area of Sylmar Sunday, according to Smith's wife Lisa.

"He's and we're still looking," Lisa Smith said.

Immediate family, friends and others who join the search will meet at 7 a.m. in the parking lot of the Denny's restaurant in the 12000 block of Encinitas Avenue to fan out and hand out fliers in the area of Encinitas Avenue and Roxford Street.

"This is an area where he probably last was and we're going to hit it hard," Smith said. "We'll knock on doors and talk to people in Spanish and English, showing them pictures of his car and face, looking for help."

The 57-year-old former UCLA basketball player left a friend's home in Oak Park between 9 and 10 p.m. on May 1, in his black, 2000 Mercedes 420 E.

Gavin Smith is 6 feet, 6 inches tall, with gray hair with blonde highlights, green eyes and a goatee.

His family is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to his return.

Chandie July 08, 2012 at 12:34 PM
Why now, why not 2 months ago? I do not understand this family. They call off searches 2 weeks after Gavin goes missing, don't do anything concerning searches for 2 months, but now want to start up again after everyone's memory has faded and people have likely left the area.
Patch Sucks July 08, 2012 at 09:03 PM
Saul, why don't you just call your site the Greater Valley Area Patch? What does this story have to do with Northridge or Chatsworth? Freaking UV poacher!

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