Daniel Keith Smith Jr.
Smith, approximately 2011
Date reported missing : 06/01/2011
Missing location (approx) :
Nevada County, California
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 11/19/1976 (44)
Age at the time of disappearance: 34 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 160 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, green eyes. Smith has a scar on his chest.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Smith was last seen in Nevada County, California sometime in June 2011. He is believed to have been living in unincorporated Grass Valley or possibly somewhere in the South Sacramento area. He never contacted his family again and was eventually reported missing.
In June 2012, Smith's maroon 1992 Honda Civic Del Sol with the California license plate number 3BMN213 was found next to an abandoned campsite near Buckeye Flat trailhead in the El Dorado National Forest in El Dorado County, California. There was no sign of him at the scene and a search turned up no indication of his whereabouts. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Nevada County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
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October 12, 2004. June 3, 2020; three pictures added, name and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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