Name: Hoyle Smith
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: November 04, 1995
Location Last Seen: Sanford, Lee County, North Carolina
Date of Birth: January 17, 1917
Age: 79 years old
Weight: 150 lbs.
Hair Color: Gray or Partially Gray
Eye Color: Blue
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Beard and moustache
Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
Hoyle Smith was last seen on November 4, 1995 when he had repair work one on his car. His friend Margie Shaw Boone, was last seen the day before. She was a resident of Vass who spent much time with Hoyle Smith at his house in Stanford.
Police began looking for them after a friend reported seeing blood stains and signs of struggle at Smith's home. Hoyle Smith's car was also missing, and recovered from the parking lot of a Fayetteville bar.
A suspect was convicted of first-degree murder in the deaths of Hoyle Smith and Margie Shaw Boone. Their bodies were never found. The suspect claimed he buried their bodies at Spring Lake.
Agency Name: Sanford Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Captain David Smith
Agency Phone Number: 919-775-8268
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 95-019440
NCIC Case Number: M-884596744
NamUs Case Number: 3106
Star-News - Dec 6, 1995
Added: 2/20/10; Last Updated: 12/3/17
Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team
** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.