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Public Invited to Search for Fox Executive Who Disappeared Mysteriously Two Weeks Ago

Photo of Gavin Smith courtesy of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department
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20th Century Fox executive Gavin Smith went missing over two weeks ago—and now his family is asking for the public's help finding him.The sheriff's department will be coordinating a search this weekend to look for Smith in undisclosed "remote areas." The public is invited to help with the search alongside the family, according to a rep working with the family Howard Bragman.

"The family is hopeful that people will be able to join us on our search this weekend," Smith's sister Tara Addeo, said in a statement released to The Hollywood Reporter. "The love and support of so many has helped us immensely.”

Smith was reported missing about two weeks ago, after he drove off from a friend's house in his black BMW and never returned. In the time since then, neither he or his car have been spotted or found. His credit cards or cell phone haven't been used—there are no traces of Smith or clues about where he might be. His family was worried his car went off the road into a canyon.

A piece in The Daily Beast looked into what was going on with the Smith family in the weeks before he disappeared. The website reports that Smiths' home was in "distress" and the family had been trying to sell it for the past few months. His son tweeted recently that his dad had decided to leave the family and then changed his mind. The night Smith disappeared he wasn't staying at a home but with a female friend, who the sheriff's department insisted wasn't a romantic partner.

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More details about the search are supposed to be released on the website the family created and a log of places that have been searched will be uploaded here.

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