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More detectives added to search for missing Fox movie executive

May 9, 2012 |  5:50 am

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has added more detectives and other unspecified resources to the search for a missing 20th Century Fox movie executive, City News Service reports.  

The Times reported that Gavin Smith, 57, was last seen on May 1 near his Oak Park home in the 500 block of Callwood Court between 9 and 10 p.m.

The former UCLA basketball player, had worked in the Fox studio’s movie distribution department for almost 18 years.

Smith’s son, Evan, who plays basketball at USC, spent time over the weekend tweeting news about his father’s disappearance.

“All of the love and support you all have given my family has been the greatest,” Evan Smith wrote. “Still looking for him. I'll never stop.”

A sheriff's spokesman said Sunday that the investigation was ongoing.

Fox distribution President Chris Aronson told the Hollywood Reporter his department was “actively doing what we can” to assist authorities.

“We are very concerned about Gavin,” he said.

Gavin Smith is 6-foot-6, weighs 210 pounds, has gray hair streaked with blond and has a goatee. He drives a black 2000 Mercedes 420 E with California license plate 6EKT044.

Investigators ask anyone with information to call detectives T. Abraham or C. Carns at (323) 890-5500.

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