Chance Douglas Smith

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 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.

Last updated:        May 4, 2009