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Case File 4335DMOK


Timothy Howard Smith
Missing since October 1985 from Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Otis Smith was last seen in Duncan in 1985.
Smith had moved from Tennessee to work in the oil industry.
Smith went to a home and asked to borrow the phone to call his mother in Tennessee. He was heard saying that an individual was after him and planned to kill him. The witness said Smith was scared and needed his mother to wire him money for a bus ticket home.
About three weeks after Smith called his mother, she called Duncan Police Department to tell them her son had not made it home.

Smith had a car, but it was a week or several days later when the car was being driven around town by another individual, and Smith was nowhere to be found.
The car, a white 1965 Ford Galaxy, had been seen with a different tag, by one of the police officers and eventually it was impounded. The female driving the car had said Smith had bought it but never finished paying for it and she decided to take it since he wasn’t around. The car was sold to a salvage yard for scrap and it was months later before it was even searched.
Foul play is suspected.

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

Duncan Police Department

Source Information:
The Duncan Banner

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