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Steven Lee Smith
Steven Lee Smith
Steven Lee Smith

MISSING since December 6, 2008 from Lafayette, Indiana

Police Case #2008-16367 
NCIC Case #M-097826998 

Classification:
Endangered Missing
Hair Color:
Gray
Age Missing:
52
Eye Color:
Hazel
Gender:
Male
Height:
6'1" - 6'2"
Race:
Caucasian
Weight:
140 lbs.
Date of Birth:
July 31, 1956

Identifying Characteristics:
He wears wire rim glasses, and has a pierced left ear.
Clothing/Jewelry:
A maroon and green striped shirt, a green jacket with a gray liner, black pants or blue jeans and black sneakers.
Circumstances of Disappearance:
Wesley Elliott KellyUnknown. At approximately 12:40 a.m., Steven was last seen leaving his residence in the vicinity of the 200 block of 4th Street in Lafayette, Indiana. He was headed toward the downtown/river area. He has never been heard from again. Wesley Elliott Kelly (photo at right), Smith's roommate, was the prime suspect in Smith's disappearance. He stated that he and Smith got into an argument in their apartment on the day Smith disappeared and that the confrontation flared up again later on a railroad bridge over the Wabash River where Kelly struck Smith, knocking him into the water. Kelly was arrested on suspicion of murder, but was not formally charged in Smith's case until January 2010, when he was charged with murder and misdemeanor battery. He pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to 60 years in prison. Smith's body has never been found and is believed to be in the Wabash River.
Investigating Agency/Contact:

Lafayette City Police: 1-765-807-1200

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