The Doe Network:
Case File 3650DMCA


Austin Jay Smith
Missing since March 23, 1993 from El Monte, Los Angeles County, California
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: August 13, 1969
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 23 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'6"; 140 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown hair; blue eyes.
  • Clothing: Gray/yellow plaid shirt, white muscle undershirt, gray dress pants and gray dress shoes
  • Personal Items: He was carrying a key ring with several keys, a brown leather wallet with photos, ID, and bank cards.
  • AKA: Jay
  • Dentals: Available in CA DOJ
  • DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Austin Smith was reported missing by his family on March 23rd, 1993.
An investigation revealed that he was last seen at the Rosemead High School Auditorium, where he met with the Auditorium Manager.
Jay was reportedly last seen leaving the Auditorium between 21:30 and 22:00 on March 23rd, 1993.
Jay’s 1992 Mazda white pickup truck was found abandoned a short distance from the Auditorium.
Jay was unmarried, had an outgoing and friendly personality, and lived at home with his widowed mother, whose care he assumed responsibility for after the untimely death of his father a few years prior to Jay’s disappearance.
All who knew Jay affirmed that his disappearance could not have been voluntary. Investigators believe he met with foul play on that March evening in 1993, and Jay’s disappearance is being investigated as a homicide.

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

El Monte Police Department

Agency Case Number: 93CR2409/NamUs MP #12347

Source Information:
El Monte Police Department
California Department of Justice
SGV Tribune online

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