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Case File 3454DMFL

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Edwin Collins Smith
Missing since May 13, 1988 from Palm Bay, Brevard County, Florida
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Smith was last seen after placing an ad in a local newspaper seeking a roommate, in Palm Bay, Florida in May 1988. 

Charles Harris Schuhart, III, answered the ad and met Smith at his home in Palm Bay. In 1993, Schuhart was convicted of taking several thousand dollars of Smith's money. He was released from prison after serving three years.

In May 2007, Schuhart was indicted by an Osceola County grand jury on one count of first-degree murder. He admitted to shooting Smith, and that Smith was dead.
Smith's body has never been located.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Palm Bay Police Department
Detective Mark Fell

Agency Case Number: 8814295

Source Information:
Orlando Sentinel 5/18/07
Pensacola News Journal 5/19/07
Ocala Star-Banner 5/20/07

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