Oliver Monroe Smith

Above: Smith, circa 1996


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 10, 1996 from Columbus, Georgia
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 84 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4, 155 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Smith wears eyeglasses and a hearing aid.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Work clothes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Smith was last seen at his home in the Oakland Park area of south Columbus, Georgia at 9:00 a.m. on April 10, 1996. He told his wife he was going into the backyard to plant zinnias and would be back in a few minutes. He has never been heard from again. He left his wallet behind on the kitchen table.

    Smith is a retired colonel and at the time of his disappearance, he and his wife were planning to embark on a cruise with the local Retired Officers Association. Both were in good physical and mental health at the time of his disappearance. Smith's case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Columbus Police Department


    Source Information
    Columbus Police Department
    The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 9, 2006; age added, details of disappearance updated.

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