Man Puzzled Why Police Looking For Missing Fox Exec Served Search Warrant At His Home
CANOGA PARK (CBS) — A man said it was “highly unusual” that police served a search warrant at what is believed to be his home Friday — with guns drawn — in connection with the investigation into the disappearance of 20th Century Fox executive Gavin Smith.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies served the warrant the 8600 block of of Santa Susana Place in Canoga Park at 7:30 a.m., according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore.
The unidentified man told CBS2 and KCAL9 reporter Suraya Fadel that he had no idea why his home was targeted. “Your guess is as good as mine,” he said.
Whitmore said, “We still do not have any indication of any wrongdoing. This was just a location where our investigators believe there may be some information that could lead us to the whereabouts of Mr. Smith.”
Whitmore would not specify what items if any were recovered in the search.
The possible homeowner said “We have great officers. And I hope the situation resolves.”
Fadel asked him if he was shocked, and he said “Naturally.”
He would not comment on what police told him or what items may have been seized.
LAPD Lt. Dave Dolson said, “We’re following up on leads.”
No one at the home was arrested.
Neighbors told Fadel the homeowners were a husband and wife and their two girls. The man who spoke to Fadel was transporting two girls in the car when she spoke to him.
Smith has been reported missing since May 1. He was last seen driving his Mercedes in Oak Park and left behind his cell phone charger, shaving kit and other personal items.
Meantime, his family has offered a $20,000 reward for information that leads to him, KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz reports.