George Edward Smith
Smith, approximately 1996
Date reported missing : 03/01/1996
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 70 years old
Height / Weight : 5'11 - 6'1, 145 - 165 pounds
Medical conditions : Smith has an unspecified medical condition and was taking medication at the time of his disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Smith's ex-wife, who reported him missing, said she last had contact with him sometime in March 1996. She stated Smith's last known address was in Rome, Wisconsin, but he also stayed frequently in the Tucson, Arizona area. His ex-wife was concerned for his well-being because she hadn't heard from him in several months and he hadn't used their joint checking account, which was his only source of income.
No one in Smith's family has heard from him since 1996, and his ex-wife believes he is deceased. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Rome Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
A missing person is a person who has disappeared and whose status as alive or dead cannot be confirmed as their location and condition are not known. A person may go missing through a voluntary disappearance, or else due to an accident, crime, death in a location where they cannot be found (such as at sea), or many other reasons. In most parts of the world, a missing person will usually be found quickly. While criminal abductions are some of the most widely reported missing person cases, these account for only 2–5% of missing children in Europe.
By contrast, some missing person cases remain unresolved for many years. Laws related to these cases are often complex since, in many jurisdictions, relatives and third parties may not deal with a person's assets until their death is considered proven by law and a formal death certificate issued. The situation, uncertainties, and lack of closure or a funeral resulting when a person goes missing may be extremely painful with long-lasting effects on family and friends.
Several organizations seek to connect, share best practices, and disseminate information and imAge at the time of disappearance: s of missing children to improve the effectiveness of missing children investigations, including the International Commission on Missing Persons, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), as well as national organizations, including the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in the US, Missing People in the UK, Child Focus in Belgium, and The Smile of the Child in Greece.
October 12, 2004. December 22, 2019; .
Interactive Missing Person Search Map