Chance Douglas Smith
Chance Douglas Smith
Unsolved Homicide
Date: 12/13/2003
City: Locust
County: Stanly
SBI District: Southern Piedmont
Case Description:

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 assistance 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.