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Key Clue Turns Up In Case Of Fox Exec Missing 8 Months Now

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There are still few clues about what happened to Fox Executive Gavin Smith, who went missing without a trace in May of last year. But detectives said they got a break in the case during a drug bust in Granada Hills yesterday morning.

The LAPD found a Hummer at a grow house that they turned over to investigators with the sheriff's department, according to NBC Los Angeles. This was the Hummer H2 that they had been looking for. What this clue means to the Smith case exactly is hard to say based on what investigators shared with the public, but Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, said it could be a key break: "We have suspicions that it very well might be. But homicide detectives are going to go through it top to bottom to see, in fact, if there is any evidence in it."

The Hummer is tied to John Creech, a drug dealer who is currently locked up in jail on drug charges unrelated to the Smith case. There are suspicions that his wife Chandrika Creech had an affair with Smith after meeting him in a therapy group.

In June, the Creech residence was searched with a warrant connected to Smith's missing person case. Detectives said they were searching for evidence that an undisclosed felony had taken place in the house. At the time, they were looking for the Hummer that turned up this week.

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There are still a couple missing pieces in the case. The last time Smith was seen, he was at a friend's home and he took off in a black Mercedes. That car—eight months later—has still has not been found.

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