SIMI VALLEY (CBSLA.com) — Homicide detectives announced Thursday they have taken over the case of a missing Fox executive after his car was found found in Ventura County.
A tip led Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department detectives to Gavin Smith’s Mercedes Benz, which was found at a Simi Valley storage facility on Feb. 21.
“Based upon the condition of the vehicle and information we have now gleaned from cooperating witnesses, we are calling this case a homicide,” LASD Lt. Dave Dolson told KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou. “We believe that Gavin is dead. His body hasn’t been recovered yet.”