Timothy Jason Smart

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Above Images: Smart, circa 1995

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 15, 1995 from Boiling Spring Lakes, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: July 4, 1970
  • Age: 25 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'1, 170 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Smart had a mustache at the time of his 1995 disappearance. His nickname is Tim.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Unknown, but he usually wears western-style clothing, such as cowboy hats, jeans, button-down shirts, boots, and a leather belt with an oval-shaped sterling silver belt buckle engraved with an outlined golden horse and a rope design. He never wears tennis shoes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Smart was employed as a long-distance truck driver based in North Carolina in 1995. He was last seen on July 15, 1995 in Boiling Spring Lakes. His roommate said he hitchhiked to Lugoff, South Carolina at 7:00 p.m. on that day, where he was scheduled to attend a job orientation two days later on July 17. He was carrying little or no money at the time. Smart never arrived at the meeting and has not been heard from again. He normally called his mother on the telephone once a week, but the calls abruptly stopped at the time of his disappearance. He has also stopped contact with his girlfriend in North Dakota.

    Smart was an occasional heavy alcohol drinker at the time he disappeared. He had been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) and was awaiting trial before he vanished, but his girlfriend said he didn't seem apprehensive about the criminal case. He frequented country and western bars and enjoyed country and western music. Smart grew up in California and attended California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, but did not graduate. He has work experience on cattle ranches in Montana. Foul play is suspected in his disappearance, which remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    North Carolina State Bureau Of Investigation
    800-849-1385

    OR
    910-346-2121

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    Source Information
    North Carolina State Bureau Of Investigation
    The Homeless and Missing Persons Project
    ** The Web site is now defunct **
    Sun Coast Cruisers
    The Carol Sund/Carrington Memorial Foundation
    The Wilmington Star-News
    The Doe Network

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    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 5, 2008; distinguishing characteristics, medical conditions and details of disappearance updated.

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