Los Angeles police are searching for Gavin Smith, a missing movie executive who disappeared on Tuesday.
Gavin Smith, 57, a longtime 20th Century Fox employee, was last seen driving his black 200 Mercedes 420E sedan between 9 and 10 p.m. near his Oak Park family home, according to a police bulletin.
He has worked in the film corporation’s distribution department in Calabasas for nearly 18 years.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department enlisted the public’s help in its search for Gavin Smith, branch manager for theatres in Dallas and Oklahoma City, in a special bulletin distributed on Friday.
Fox distribution president Chris Aronson told The Hollywood Reporter there was no indication of problems that might have led to his disappearance.
“We are very concerned about Gavin. We are actively doing what we can to assist the L.A. Sheriff’s department,” Chris Aronson said.
The executive’s son Evan Smith, a basketball player at the University of Southern California, logged on to Twitter to ask the public for help finding his father today.
“Please help me find my Dad. Retweet to get the word out please,” he wrote, with a link to a story about Gavin Smith’s disappearance.
Gavin Smith is described by the sheriff’s department as being 6ft 6in tall and weighing 210 lbs.
He has grey hair with blonde highlights, green eyes and a goatee; he also has a 5in scar on his calf and a 4in scar on his inner right wrist.
Investigators say he was last seen wearing purple pants and black and grey shoes.
The Sheriff’s Department asks that anyone with information contact its Homicide Bureau, Missing Person’s detail.