Curtis Cochie Smith
Smith, approximately 1991
Date reported missing : 02/21/1991
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 05/04/1961 (60)
Age at the time of disappearance: 29 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4, 135 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A blue jacket, a white pullover shirt and blue sweatpants.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Smith was last seen in Plaquemine, Louisiana on February 21, 1991. He left his mother's residence during the early evening hours and a friend saw him standing outside a store in the rain, carrying an umbrella. Smith said he was waiting for his boss to bring him some money. He has never been heard from again.
Authorities believe Smith was murdered and said their prime suspect confessed and lead them to a spot near Bayou Pigeon, south of Plaquemine, where he said he'd dumped the body. The suspect said he put Smith's body in a barrel, made holes in the barrel and dumped it in the water. Nothing was found, however, and the suspect retracted his statements.
This person is also a suspect in the 2002 murder of a Plaquemine man who was shot and killed at his home. Both Smith and the 2002 shooting victim worked at the same place, a business manAge at the time of disappearance: d by the suspect, and both of them were having issues with him.
No one has been charged in Smith's disappearance; his case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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Louisiana Repository for Unidentified & Missing People
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October 12, 2004. October 29, 2016; picture added, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.