Case Report - NamUs MP # 39664

Case Information

Missing
David
Gipson
Smith
August 06, 2017 00:00
08/27/2017
28 to 28 years old
Unknown DOB
White
Other
Male
74.0 to 76.0
230.0 to 235.0

Circumstances

Woodbine
Maryland
Howard
News Release: Police searching for missing N.J. man;

David Gipson Smith, 28, reported missing while visiting Maryland

Howard County police are asking for the public’s help in the search for a man who has been reported missing. Police received a report Aug. 12 that David Gipson Smith, 28, of Pilesgrove, N.J., was last seen in the Woodbine area on Aug 6.

Smith’s family contacted police Aug. 12 to report that Smith had not returned home or reported to work after coming to Maryland on Aug. 5 to visit a friend. The family reported that it was unusual for Smith to be out of contact for an extended period of time and that they were concerned for his welfare. They told police they believed a friend had dropped Smith off in the general area of the 2000 block of Woodbine Road on Aug. 6.

Police responded to the area in Woodbine and initiated a search. Police and fire personnel have conducted land and air searches for Smith in woods around the area, and conducted a search of a nearby pond. Officers have canvassed the surrounding area and have spoken with local residents, but there have been no sightings of Smith or indications of his whereabouts.

Investigators have checked with local hospitals and shelters in the search for Smith. They have interviewed his friends and family, and confirmed that no one has been in contact with him. Due to the duration of his absence, police are concerned for his welfare.

Smith is described as a white male, 6 ft. 4 in. tall, weighing 230 pounds. Police do not have a clothing description. Investigators are releasing photos of Smith in the hope that someone will see him.

Anyone with information should contact Howard County police at 410-313-STOP or email HCPDcrimetips@howardcountymd.gov. Anyone who sees Smith should call 911.

Physical

Brown
Brown
Brown


Large tattoo on chest "What do you stand for"
Ear

Medical

Clothing and Accessories


Transportation Methods

Dental

Dental information / charting is available and will be entered later

DNA

Sample submitted - Tests complete

Fingerprint Information

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Investigating Agency

Detective
Kevin
Hagan
410-313-2966
17-79737
August 12, 2017
County
Howard County Police Department
Columbia
Maryland

Images

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Documents

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