#Missing: Daryl Smith, 46 - Dunbar, WEST VIRGINIA (Missing 1 year)

One year after a Dunbar man went missing, there are still no signs of where he may be, and nobody has been arrested in his disappearance.

Daryl Smith, 46, was last seen Oct. 1, 2014.

"I was coming home from work. I'd seen him walking down the street, coming from the store with groceries in his hand," said Daryl's brother Doug Smith. "I slowed down. Waved at him. Hollered at him. He smiled and held his little bag in the air and grinned back at me, like, 'Look what I've got.' "

The next day, a cell phone tower showed Daryl traveling from his home in Dunbar to Interstate 77, near the Eden's Fork area. His phone hasn't been used since then.

Daryl's brothers say they don't hold out hope that he will be found alive. However, they are still hoping that he is found and brought back to his family.

"We do desperately need him home to put him to rest with the rest of our family that we have. The sooner the better," said Doug Smith. "Another cold season ... I can't imagine him laying out in the woods without a proper burial. So, we just want him home."

Daryl's family is also looking for justice in Daryl's disappearance. They tell they don't believe the investigation into his disappearance should be a cold case, and they are hoping an arrest is made.

"We just feel that it's not being pursued as well as it should be," said Daryl's brother Gary Smith. "We're still looking for Gary. We will not stop looking for Gary."

The Kanawha County Sheriff's office is still investigating, and says just because an arrest hasn't been made, doesn't make it a closed case.

"Our detectives continue to work on all major crimes, and we are always hopeful new information is provided or developed that may prove useful," said Sgt. Brian Humphreys. "We received another tip on this case last week."

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office at (304) 357-0169.


Amy Kinney
Missing Alerts Manager
Board of Director
LostNMissing, Inc.
501c(3) Nonprofit 

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