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Search for missing Fox movie executive continues

May 6, 2012 |  5:11 pm

The family of a missing 20th Century Fox movie executive continued to spread word of his disappearance Sunday, five days after the 57-year-old was last seen near his Oak Park home.

Gavin Smith, a former UCLA basketball player who has worked in the studio’s movie distribution department for almost 18 years, was last seen in the 500 block of Callwood Court between 9 and 10 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said.

Smith’s son, Evan, who plays basketball at USC, spent much of Sunday 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 the investigation was ongoing Sunday.

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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-- Kate Mather

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