Authorities investigating the disappearance of a 20th Century Fox executive and former UCLA basketball player say foul play is being "strongly" considered, with a detective telling FoxNews.com that elements in the case "are just not right."
Gavin Smith, 57, who worked out of a Calabasas office, hasn't been seen since the evening hours of May 1, when he left a friend's Oak Park home in a black Mercedes. Certain circumstances surrounding his disappearance "are just not right," a law enforcement source told FoxNews.com on August 2. His family agrees.
"I know that he would never leave his boys," Smith's sister, Tara Addeo, told the website. "There’s no way my brother would kill himself."
Smith and his car have not been found, the law enforcement source said, and there has been no activity on his bank accounts, according to the report
No persons of interest or suspects in the case have been named publicly, said the report.
"I want to hope that he just got into a real bad place and felt he needed to leave for awhile and clear his head because I don’t want to think of the alternative," Addeo told the website.
"He's someone I've looked up to my whole life," she said, noting that she spoke to Smith the night before he disappeared. "It's very difficult. Our family is not complete, and we crave answers."
Gavin Smith is 6-feet 6-inches tall, 210 pounds, has a goatee and gray hair with blond streaks. The license plate number for his black 2000 Mercedes 420-E is 6EKT044.
Anyone with information is asked to call 323-890-5500.