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Missing Ft. Thomas Man Found Dead

A Fort Thomas man who was reported missing on Monday has been found dead in Cincinnati.

Chad Smith, was the subject of a search headed by EquuSearch, which started at 8:00 a.m. Saturday near Music Hall in downtown Cincinnati.

Police issued a critical missing alert Friday morning for Smith, 36, a known businessman in the Fort Thomas community.
Smith co-founded and co-owned Foster & Flux, an animation studio based in Downtown Cincinnati.
Recently, Smith showed signs of a changed "mental status" according to police. 
According to WCPO, a man's body was found near the Ohio River and Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.

Friends and family confirmed the news of Smith's death:

We can't thank the community enough, unfortunately we received the worst news this afternoon. Please continue to support his family and friends in this trying time.

Smith was noted for his work on the popular Lumenocity light and music show held each year in Over-the-Rhine.

-Staff report

Photo: Chad Smith (via Ft. Thomas Matters)

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