Nearly a year after Gavin Smith disappeared, police have finally found a clue in the case of the missing 20th-Century Fox executive—and all signs point to murder. Smith’s case has been handed over to homicide detectives after his car was found on February 21 in a Simi Valley storage facility connected to a convicted drug dealer named John Creech. Smith was reportedly romantically linked to Creech’s wife, whom he allegedly met in group therapy in 2008. Police have not discovered Smith’s body, nor have they formally declared Creech a suspect (they searched his house last summer and found no sign of Smith).
MURDER? Jonathan Alcorn, Bloomberg / Getty Images; inset: Holger Bennewitz, Reuters / Landov