Darren Christopher Smith

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Above Images: Smith, circa 2003


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 20, 2003 from San Diego, California
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 20, 1963
  • Age: 39 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'11, 170 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, green eyes. Smith has a scar on his chin. His nickname is Dog.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Smith was last seen in San Diego, California on January 20, 2003. He is an experienced sailor who usually never ventured far from the San Diego coastline. A friend noticed that Smith's boat, a 20-foot sloop, had been removed from its mooring at De Anza Cove about 12:45 p.m. on the day Smith was last seen. It was found later that same day adrift and in full sail configuration two miles off the La Jolla coastline. There was no sign of Smith at the scene and he has never been heard from again. It is possible that he drowned, but if so, his remains have not been recovered.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact
    San Diego Police Department


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    North American Missing Persons Network


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 10, 2011; two pictures added, distinguishing characteristics updated.

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