Corey Domanic Smith
Smith, approximately 2009
Date reported missing : 03/01/2009
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 10/02/1979 (41)
Age at the time of disappearance: 29 years old
Height / Weight : 6'3, 250 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Smith was last seen in Clearwater, Florida on March 1, 2009. He was on a 21-foot fishing boat off the Gulf Coast with three other men: Victor Marquis Cooper, William Bleakley and Nick Schuyler. When they didn't return, the Coast Guard launched a search.
They found Schuyler at 1:35 a.m. on March 2, clinging to the side of the overturned boat. He was suffering the effects of hypothermia and dehydration. The other three men were missing. Schuyler stated they had disappeared one after another. An extensive search turned up no sign of Bleakley, Cooper or Smith. They are presumed to be lost at sea.
Smith is originally from Richmond, Virginia. He won a football scholarship to North Carolina State University and graduated with a degree in textiles manAge at the time of disappearance: ment. After college he became a professional football player. He played as a defensive end with the Detroit Lions at the time of his disappearance. His body has never been found.
Other information and links : ncy
Clearwater Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
The Corey D. Smith Memorial Foundation
The Richmond Times-Dispatch
October 12, 2004. November 2, 2010; .
Interactive Missing Person Search Map