Crime podcast features missing transgender teen's case
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- On Nov. 20, 2012, Sage Smith was last seen around 6:30 p.m. on West Main Street in Charlottesville.
The transgender teen, who sometimes went by Dashad, has never been found.
This case, originally classified as a missing person, was reclassified in 2016 as a homicide.
There was one person law enforcement agencies wanted to talk to about this case, Erik McFadden.
He was supposed to meet with Smith that night, but what may have happened at that meeting, if it occurred, is unknown.
McFadden has long been considered a person of interest in the case, and a missing person’s report for him was filed in June 2019 at the request of his mother.
Since 2020, there has been no public update on the case, which is now featured in the latest episode of the podcast “Small Town, Big Crime.”
Watch the "Small Town, Big Crime" on YouTube here.