LA LA - Angela Pitz Smith, East Baton Rouge, 13 November 1989

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    Angela Pitz Smith, 24
    East Baton Rouge Parish, LA
    November 12, 1989

    Identify LA
    Missing since: 1989-11-12
    Location: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
    Date of Birth: 1965-09-13
    Sex: female
    Race: White
    Eye color: Green
    Hair color: Black
    Height: 63 inches
    Weight: 110 pounds
    Scar: Yes
    Dental Records: Available
    DNA Records: Unavailable
    FACES Case #: 266
    Agency Case #: 89-41438
    Alt. Case #: M393573890
    Agency: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office
    Agency Phone: 225-389-5000

    Doe Network Case File 1467DFLA

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Angela Pitz Smith has been missing under suspicious circumstances from her Shady Lake Parkway home since November 13, 1989.
    Smith's husband, George Smith, filed a missing persons report with the sheriff's office November 16th, when he told police he and his wife argued briefly the night before she disappeared.

    The next morning after he made breakfast for two of his three children from a previous marriage, and then sent them to school, Smith said his wife got out of bed and packed two suitcases (which he described as black and gray canvas luggage) and told him she was leaving him.
    He said she left in her 1981 Mercedes. Smith told police it was the last time he saw her.

    On November 17th, Smith went to New Orleans looking for his wife's car. He said he'd found the automobile in the longterm parking lot at the New Orleans airport, with a parking stub inside showing the car had been there since November 13th, the day she disappeared.

    Detectives discovered that Smith's second wife, Sheila L. Smith, 33, was murdered in their home February 12, 1985 in St. Landry Parish. Her body was found by her husband. Smith was later convicted of arranging the murder-for-hire of his second wife.

    In 1987 a woman who had been living with Smith in Lafayette, was found dead in her apartment. She was the victim of an apparent suicidal shooting. However, evidence existed that led police to suspect the woman had not attempted suicide, but no charges were filed in the case.

    Investigators seized a $ 500,000 life insurance policy taken out by George Smith on Angela Smith.

    George Smith, who was convicted of arranging the murder-for-hire of his second wife and suspected in the disappearance of his third wife, died in prison in March of 2000.

    Angela Pitz Smith was declared legally dead in February of 1993. Her body has never been found
     
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    The three wives of George Smith

    First wife -- dead of gunshot wound, ruled a suicide
    Second wife -- Sheila L Smith, dead at the hands of hired killer, Albert Lavalais in February 1985.
    Third wife -- Angela Pitz Smith, mysterious disappearance, not seen since 1989

    20-year missing person's case remains unsolved
     
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    Who was Smith's first wife?
     
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    Mystery, suspicions shroud Smith cases

    Advocate, The (Baton Rouge, LA) (Published as The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)) - December 13, 1989

    George "Joey" Smith, 40, reported Nov. 16 that Angela, 24, had been missing since Nov. 13, which is when he said his young wife packed her bags and left their $195,000 home in south Baton Rouge.

    Smith told sheriff's detectives that he and his wife argued on the night of Nov. 12 and she left him the following morning between 8:15 and 8:30.

    Sheriff's detectives considered the circumstances to be suspicious enough to obtain a search warrant for the Smiths' home. During the search, they seized guns, ammunition and a $500,000 life insurance policy on Angie Smith.

    They also mentioned in the warrant the strange circumstances under which Joey Smith's second wife, Sheila Lemoine Smith, had been brutally murdered nearly five years earlier in a case that remains open.

    When police arrived at the murder scene, they found two rooms that had been ransacked, but no evidence of forced entry into the home. Joey Smith told detectives that about $20,000 worth of jewelry was missing from the home. The $3,600 diamond ring Sheila Smith wore was untouched.

    Other inconsistent details nagged detectives who worked the case.

    Smith told St. Landry Parish officials that he had taken his two school-age children to their school bus stop about 7:30 a.m. before running some errands. He said he returned to the house between 10 and 10:30 a.m. and found Sheila's body.

    On Nov. 17 -- four days after Angie disappeared -- Jackson, Angie's mother and Angie's sister went to the Smiths' home, looking for clues to Angie's disappearance.

    "She had three plastic baskets of make-up, and I know for a fact that some of that make-up probably goes back about eight years," Jackson said. "The baskets were in the drawers, but all of the make-up was missing. It looked like someone just dumped all of it out."

    On Tuesday, Dec. 5, Joey Smith checked into the Bellemont Hotel, called his psychiatrist and said he was going to kill himself. Police arrived at the hotel and found him semi-conscious in his room. He was taken to the hospital.
     

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