Missing: Dashad Laquinn Smith
Case: Endangered Missing
Nickname: Sage, Sagey or Unique
Missing From: Charlottesville VA
Missing Date: November 20, 2012
Race: African American Sex: Male (Transgender. May be dressed as female.)
Age at Time Missing: 19 years old
Weight: 130 pounds
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Scars/Piercings/Unique Marks: Right ear pierced, (possibly left ear pierced, as well.) Piercing in the left eyebrow
Clothing: Last seen wearing a black jacket, dark gray sweat pants, a black scarf and gray boots.
Police Agency: Charlottesville Police Department at 434-977-9041, or may call if you have information to Crimestoppers at 434-977-4000
Case Number: 201207351 NamUs MP #: 18608
Circumstance: Dashad Smith, 19, was last seen on Tuesday, November 20, 2012. He had phone contact with a man named Erik Tyquan McFadden on that day and then told friends he was going to meet someone on West Main Street. He was seen a short time later in the 500 block of West Main Street. Dashad has not been seen or heard from since. The male he was assummed to have gone to meet, Erik McFadden, was living on 14th Street NW, and confirmed to investigators that he did have phone contact with Dashad and planned to meet him on Tuesday near the Amtrak Station on West Main Street. McFadden stated the meeting never took place. Police have reason to believe that McFadden has now left the Charlottesville area and they are putting out alerts as they would like to further question him on the disappearance of Dashad. Dashad is transgender – may be recognized as male or female.
The Charlottesville Police Department received an anonymous $10,000 donation to go up as a reward for information into the disappearance of Dashad “Sage” Smith.
Police are also asking for information in locating Erik McFadden, a person of interest in the investigation.