Angela Pitz Smith
Missing since November 13, 1989 from Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Angela Pitz Smith has been missing under suspicious circumstances from her Shady Lake Parkway home since November 13, 1989.
Smith's husband, George Smith, filed a missing persons report with the sheriff's office November 16th, when he told police he and his wife argued briefly the night before she disappeared.
The next morning after he made breakfast for two of his three children from a previous marriage, and then sent them to school, Smith said his wife got out of bed and packed two suitcases (which he described as black and gray canvas luggage) and told him she was leaving him.
He said she left in her 1981 Mercedes. Smith told police it was the last time he saw her.
On November 17th, Smith went to New Orleans looking for his wife's car. He said he'd found the automobile in the longterm parking lot at the New Orleans airport, with a parking stub inside showing the car had been there since November 13th, the day she disappeared.
Detectives discovered that Smith's second wife, Sheila L. Smith, 33, was murdered in their home February 12, 1985 in St. Landry Parish. Her body was found by her husband.
Smith was later convicted of arranging the murder-for-hire of his second wife.
In 1987 a woman who had been living with Smith in Lafayette, was found dead in her apartment. She was the victim of an apparent suicidal shooting. However, evidence existed that led police to suspect the woman had not attempted suicide, but no charges were filed in the case.
Investigators seized a $ 500,000 life insurance policy taken out by George Smith on Angela Smith.
George Smith, who was convicted of arranging the murder-for-hire of his second wife and suspected in the disappearance of his third wife, died in prison in March of 2000.
Angela Pitz Smith was declared legally dead in February of 1993. Her body has never been found.
Investigators East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office
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East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office
Agency Case Number: 89-41438
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