North American Missing Persons Network
Christopher Ryan Smith

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Above Image: Smith, circa 2010

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 4, 2010 from Laguna Beach, Orange County County, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: December 3, 1978
  • Age: 31 years
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Weight: 185 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Case Number: 11144185

  • Details of Disappearance
    Christopher was last seen on June 4, 2010, in Laguna Beach, around the time authorities allege his business partner was expected to pay him a million dollars for his share of the business 800 Exchange, a San Juan Capistrano company they founded to develop media leads for advertising. Smith wanted out of the business. The office they shared contained blood evidence that was confirmed through DNA to be that of Christopher Smith. The business partner was arrested boarding a flight to Canada, suspected of killing Smith, then covering up his death for months. He later confessed to the murder in June 2010 for purposes of financial gain. He admitted to sending some emails pretending to be Mr. Smith to the family and it lasted for a while, but they became suspicious of the emails. Smith's body has never been found.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Orange County Sheriffs Department
    (714) 647-7000

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