Dedrick Bernard Smith

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Above Images: Smith, circa 2006

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 3, 2006 from Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 8, 1980
  • Age: 26 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'1, 178 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Smith has a tattoo of the face of Jesus on his right shoulder and a tattoo of the face of a lion on his left shoulder.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A shirt; jeans; purple, yellow, red and white Air Jordan sneakers; and a gold chain necklace with a medallion.
  • Medical Conditions: Smith suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and is in need of medication. He has violent mood swings as a result of his condition and caution is advised when approaching him. He may also suffer from amnesia and not remember who he is or how to get home.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Smith was last seen in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on October 3, 2006. His girlfriend went out in the middle of the night to get food, and when she returned he was gone. He changed his shirt and left his girlfriend's house on Booker Street, driving his bright blue/turquoise 1993 Pontiac Grand Am with the North Carolina license plate number NYB3645, and has never been heard from again. There were reported sightings of him in the local area after his disappearance, but none of these were confirmed. His vehicle, which contained several extra changes of clothes, was never located.

    Smith maintained daily contact with his loved ones prior to his disappearance, and he had promised his mother he'd visit her house on October 4, but none of his family and friends have heard from him since he went missing. He graduated from Parkland High School and was attending Forsyth Technical Community College at the time of his disappearance. His case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Winston-Salem Police Department
    336-773-7700

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    Source Information
    MySpace Page for Dedrick Smith
    The Charlotte Observer
    411 Gina
    Project Jason
    The Winston-Salem Journal
    NamUs

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    Updated 6 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 20, 2012; picture added.

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