Unknown Chance Douglas Smith Killer- North Carolina- 2003 Jun 9, 2017 1:19:28 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Jun 9, 2017 1:19:28 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: North Carolina Department of Public Safety website)
From the North Carolina Department of Public Safety website:
Victim or Case Name and Number: Chance Douglas Smith
Crime Committed or Inflicted: Murder
Crime Date: 12/13/2003
City/County: Locust, Stanly County
State: North Carolina
District: Southern Piedmont
On Saturday, December 13, 2003 at approximately 3:49 p.m., 6-year-old Chance Douglas Smith was reported missing from his grandfather's residence located in Locust.
Volunteers, police, and firefighters searched for Chance and located him at approximately 11:30 p.m. in a pasture near the residence where he had last been seen. He was transported to Stanly Memorial Hospital. He died in the early morning hours of Sunday, December 14, 2003.
The investigation revealed that Chance was killed in a location other than the horse pasture where his body was found. SBI ssistance to the investigation was requested and several SBI Agents conducted numerous interviews and continue to pursue leads as they arise.
If you have information about this case, call the Locust Police Department (704) 888-4744. If you have information about this case or any unsolved case in North Carolina, please contact the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, (800) 334-3000.
True Crime Diva story on the case: truecrimediva.com/the-unsolved-murder-of-chance-douglas-smith/
Thoughts? Quite frankly, I am in shock that Chance's murder never made America's Most Wanted (or at least not to my knowledge). According to the "True Crime Diva" website, a 2008 article indicated that police believed Chance's grandfather know who the killer was but for whatever reasons would not cooperate with them. Chance's mother is quoted as saying that she believes whoever killed him didn't intentionally mean to, and that or was .ore of an accident and the person responsible freaked out and did the wrong thing.
Whatever the case may be, I believe this is a solvable case. What's sad is if the grandfather is still alive, this case would likely be solved in 5 seconds instead of the now nearly decade and a half.
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