The police may be getting close to something in the disappearance of Gavin Smith.
The 20th Century Fox movie executive went missing more than a month ago. But on Friday, Sheriff's investigators searched a San Fernando Valley home in California, which according to the Los Angeles Times, belongs to John and Chandrika Creech, in connection with the disappearance.
Residents told the Los Angeles Times that the investigators took five hours to search the home, before leaving with boxes, a computer and an SUV.
According to authorities, no arrests have been made. This is reportedly the second time deputies have search what is said to be the Creech's home.
But Lt. Dave Dolson of the Sheriff's office emphasized to the Los Angeles Times that the investigation remains a missing person case and not a homicide investigation. "We don't have anything indicating there was foul play involved," Dolson said. "We are not ruling it out, of course.... Everything's still on the table."
Some individuals told NBC that they saw Smith and a tall female companion at Taco Temple, a popular restaurant in Morro Bay, on May 7.
Smith is a distribution executive for 20th Century Fox who has worked on films like "Avatar" and "Star Wars." In 1975, he played on UCLA's championship basketball team under legendary Coach John Wooden.
He was last seen wearing purple workout pants and black and gray shoes, as he left the home of a family friend in Oak Park at about 10 p.m. on May 1 in his black Mercedes.
May 1, 201: Gavin Smith Last Seen
Gavin Smith was last seen at his home on the 500 block of Callwood Court in Oak Park, Calif. He left in his 2000 black Mercedes Benz wearing purple pant and black and grey shoes.
May 4, 2012: LASD Releases Missing Person Bulletin
Four days after he was last seen, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department released a missing person bulletin about Gavin Smith.
May 7, 2012: Smith's Family Launches Website
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/08/gavin-smith-missing-find-gavin-smith-site_n_1501195.html" target="_blank">Smith's family launched</a> the "<a href="http://findgavinsmith.com" target="_blank">Find Gavin Smith</a>" site to get the word out about his physical description, contact information and details about canvassing and search parties. It was last updated May 17, 2012.
May 9, 2012: Smith Sons Go Public
Smith's three sons went to <a href="http://www.insideedition.com/headlines/4329-family-of-missing-hollywood-studio-exec-continues-search" target="_blank">Inside Edition</a> to urge Americans to help find their father. They also spoke about how they were skipping school to help with the search. Check out <a href="http://www.insideedition.com/headlines/4329-family-of-missing-hollywood-studio-exec-continues-search" target="_blank">Inside Edition</a> to learn more about the toll the search was taking on the family.
May 24, 2012: Unconfirmed Reports Of A Sighting
NBC LA reported that locals at tourist destination Morro Bay spotted someone who looked like Gavin Smith at a restaurant. They also claimed he was with a tall female companion. Morro Bay is located on the central coast of California. To see video of interview with Morro Bay residents, <a href="http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Missing-Fox-Executive-Gavin-Smith-Morro-Bay-Taco-Temple-Sighting-LA-County-Sheriffs-153446535.html" target="_blank">check out NBC LA</a>.
June 5, 2012: $20,000 Reward Announced
Gavin Smith's family offers a $20,000 reward for information that could help bring the missing husband and father home. Check out <a href="http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/06/04/family-to-offer-20k-reward-for-information-leading-to-fox-executives-return/" target="_blank">CBS2/KCAL9 for video</a> of the story.
June 9, 2012: Detectives Search Creech Home
Los Angeles sheriff's investigators search the home of convicted drug dealer John Creech. <a href="http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jun/10/local/la-me-0609-fox-executive-20120610" target="_blank">Cops left with a computer</a>, boxes and a black SUV, reports the Los Angeles Times. Creech lived in the home with with Chandrika Creech, and a lawyer confirmed to the Times that it was in fact the second time police had search the property. Check out <a href="http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/06/21/e-missing-fox-executive-is-romantically-tied-to-married-woman-whose-house-was-searched/" target="_blank">CBS2/KCAL9</a> for footage of the search and comment from Smith's sister.
June 10, 2012: Smith Family Continues To Search
Friends and family continued to search for Gavin Smith in Sylmar, Calif. Sunday because a tower in the area had received the last ping from his cellphone before he disappeared.
June 21, 2012: E! News Reports On Romantic Link
<a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/325213/sources-missing-fox-exec-gavin-smith-had-affair-with-woman-whose-house-was-searched-by-police" target="_blank">E! News reports</a> that Gavin Smith was romantically linked with Chandrika Creech. The pair met in therapy in 2008 and started to have an affair, according to an anonymous source. John Creech reportedly learned of the affair and asked his wife to end it.
March 14, 2013: Missing Persons Case Becomes Homicide Investigation
Police are calling Smith's case a homicide investigation after the discovery of his <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2013/03/gavin-smith-car-found-homicide-case.html" target="_blank">Mercedes Benz in a storage facility</a> linked to John Creech, reports the Los Angeles Times. No body has been recovered.