James White Smith III

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Above: Smith, circa 2013

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 8, 2013 from St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: July 14, 1965
  • Age: 48 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5 - 6'0, 150 - 170 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Smith has a burn scar on his neck extending from ear to ear. Both of his ankles have previously been broken.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: An orange shirt and black dress shorts.
  • Medical Conditions: Smith suffers from depression and chronic pain. He has been hospitalized for these issues in the past and has previously attempted suicide. He needs medication which was left behind. He also needs a cane to walk and he doesn't have his cane with him.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Smith was last seen driving away from his girlfriend's house in the vicinity of 45th Avenue north and 15th Street in St. Petersburg, Florida on December 8, 2013. He has never been heard from again. Authorities found his car at his home near 47th Avenue N, which was locked, and his wallet, medications, cellular phone and walking cane were left behind. Investigators believe Smith could have been hospitalized under an alias name after his disappearance. Few details are available in his case.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    St. Petersburg Police Department
    727-892-5000

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    Source Information
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement
    Bay News 9
    NamUs

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 11, 2015; casefile added.

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