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UPDATED: MISSING PERSON • David Gipson Smith • Woodbine, Maryland • 28 Years Old

UPDATED: MISSING PERSON • David Gipson Smith • Woodbine, Maryland • 28 Years Old

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UPDATE: March 23, 2018 – 4:38 pm: We are saddened to report that according to Howard County Police Department, David Gipson Smith has been located deceased. Thank you so much to everyone who helped share about his disappearance. Prayer’s to the family, may he rest in eternal peace.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: WOODBINE — The Howard County Police Department is asking for the local public’s assistance in locating missing 28 year old David Gipson Smith out of the Woodbine, Maryland area.


David of Pilesgrove, New Jersey, was last seen on August 6, 2017 in the Woodbine area while visiting Maryland. His family contacted police August 12th to report that David had not returned home or reported to work after coming to Maryland on August  5th to visit a friend.

The family reported that it was unusual for David to be out of contact for an extended period of time and that they were concerned for his welfare. They told police they believed a friend had dropped Smith off in the general area of the 2000 block of Woodbine Road on August 6th.

Police responded to the area in Woodbine and initiated a search. Police and fire personnel have conducted land and air searches for David in woods around the area, and conducted a search of a nearby pond. Officers have canvassed the surrounding area and have spoken with local residents, but there have been no sightings of David or indications of his whereabouts.

Investigators have checked with local hospitals and shelters in the search for David. They have interviewed his friends and family, and confirmed that no one has been in contact with him. Due to the duration of his absence, police are concerned for his welfare.

Police do not have a clothing description.

David is described as:

• GENDER: Male.
• HAIR: Dark blonde.
• EYES: Dark brown.
• HEIGHT: 6 feet 4 inches.
• WEIGHT: 230 pounds.
• OTHER: David has gauged earrings, facial hair and tattoo’s on his chest, torso, sides and upper arms.

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If you have any information in regards to David’s whereabouts, you are being asked to contact the Howard County Police Department at 410-313-7867 or 911 immediately. You may also send an email to HCPDcrimetips@howardcountymd.gov




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9 comments on this report

  • Terri Humes
    August 17, 2017 at 12:58 am

    Why would the friend drop him off on a road that’s nothing but trees on it ?

  • August 18, 2017 at 1:54 am

    That road is not far from the route 144 & route I-70 area. The 2000 block of Woodbine Rd. is mostly residential farm/farmettes & some thick woods. Is there any volunteer searching being done or scheduled?

  • August 30, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    To David’s parents & family :

    I am praying for you all; and hope that David comes home safely and unharmed!
    I will continue to pray. Please know that you all are in my thoughts.
    Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you need anything!
    I will share this report with my friends, family, and fiance. I know they will help spread the word and I know in my heart that they will pray and hope that David is home safe and unharmed!

  • September 26, 2017 at 2:39 am

    The more this is shared the better. I live in the Lisbon area of Woodbine & see the all the posters up. Definitely can’t understand the crazy story of how he was dropped off on route 94 @ (for all intents & purposes) an abandoned 22-acre property. The property just had a little pond, a hammock & some junked cars. Something about this story is fishy. Also, what about his car? Even if he would’ve been impaired or inebriated for the night, wouldn’t he later want his car? & he’d find a phone charger? Separating millennials & cellphones just doesn’t happen! Praying he is found safe!

  • September 27, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    If the police have not polygraphed either girl or the uncle, then they are likely covering for a CI, especially if David ODd in her presence. The family should search for priors on the girls and get the FBI involved as the Howard County PD might be complicit. A wrongful death suit could be leveled against one or both girls so that they are deposed under oath.

  • October 9, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Possibly David OD’d in another location (say at friend’s) and was maybe brought to Lisbon area?

  • October 25, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    please send search dogs back to woodbine road if David was spotted walking along there. maybe they can track where he went….
    For someone to travel three hours from New Jersey to Maryland they had to have gas money and toll money. Why did he carry little on him?
    The second person who took David to the woodbine property……..how come she never called David on his phone before delivering a container of supplies which had no food? She knows something and this is all a ruse. She didn’t call him because she knew something already happened to him?
    Why not a lie detector test on these two girls?
    Making friends with one woman on facebook and driving three hours to be turned away? What was that? To then be taken to another woman’s house who he hardly knew? Doesn’t make sense. What was the state of mind David was in around this time. Did the visit pertain to wanting sex or drugs?
    Are these two women related to any gangs that have women lure men from out of state using facebook and then have them killed?
    Was David an innocent person caught up in their deception. Even being 28 years old, David could’ve been deceived by them.
    Who knows, yet hopefully we will find the truth to what happened to him.
    Or, maybe…he just walked away….but then why leave your car behind?
    Everything really stops at the last house on route 108 with the last woman.

  • November 2, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Cadaver & Air Scent dogs have already searched the area. More than likely, if it was a live-scent they’re searching for, it would be very difficult now since it’s been nearly 90 days. Not even bloodhounds could smell that far back!

    They do need to go back & question those who last saw him. Especially the “friend” who took him the supplies. Doesn’t add up.


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