A planned search this weekend for missing Fox distribution executive Gavin Smith has been called off.
A spokesman for the Smith family says the search could not be narrowed down to a specific area to comb.
"After consultations between the L.A. County Sheriff's Department and the Gavin Smith family, it has been decided that there will be NO search this weekend," said Howard Bragman in a statement to the Los Angeles Times. "There is not a specific area of defined interest to make this effort productive at this time."
The 57-year-old Fox distribution executive was last seen leaving a family friend's home in Oak Park between 9-10 p.m. on May 1. Smith drove away in a black Mercedes-Benz E420 sedan with license number 6EKT044.
Smith had just returned from a motion picture industry trade show in Las Vegas before he went missing.
He lives in West Hills and works out of a Calabasas office. He is white, about 6 feet 6, 210 pounds, with green eyes, gray hair with blond highlights, a goatee, a roughly 4-inch scar on his right inner wrist, and a 5-inch scar on one of his calves, according to a sheriff's statement.
Smith was a member of UCLA's 1975 national championship men's basketball team, the last title won by legendary Bruin coach John Wooden.
Anyone with information on Smith's whereabouts is asked to contact Detective T. Abraham or Detective C. Carnes at 323-890-5500, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. Anonymous tips can be submitted to http://lacrimestoppers.org.