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Still No Sign of Movie Executive Who Went Missing A Week Ago

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There are still few clues about what happened to Gavin Smith, a 20th Century Fox Executive, who has been missing for over a week.

Smith was last seen leaving a friend's home in Oak Park, where he was staying around 10 pm on a Tuesday night. (His family didn't explain why he was planning to stay at a friend's home.) His family went on Good Morning America to talk about his case. They say he left his cell phone charger at the home, and he was wearing purple workout pants—these details lead his family to believe he wasn't planning on being out for long on that night.

Smith never showed up to pick up his son from school on Wednesday, which is what worried his wife. In the week since, Smith hasn't used his credit card or a cell phone. Detectives have scoured ravines and other off-road areas around Calabasas to find his car. His family has created a website to help find him. His son Evan has been asking for help on Twitter. But still there are few clues about what might have happened to Smith on Tuesday night.

The sheriff's department told City News Service that it was putting more detectives on the case.

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Anyone with information on Smith's whereabouts was asked to contact detectives Abraham or Carnes at (323) 890-5500, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. Anonymous tips can be submitted to

20th Century Fox Executive Disappeared 4 Days Ago Without a Trace