Sunday, January 28, 2007

Donald Smatlak now missing 1 year, North Versailles, Pennsylvania

I remember posting about Donald David Smatlak not too long after I started the blog last year. Apparently, he still has not been found.
Photo and information from the Charley Project:

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: January 28, 2006 from North Versailles, Pennsylvania
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date of Birth: July 15, 1980
Age: 25 years old
Height and Weight:
6'0 - 6'1, 230 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown
hair, hazel eyes. Smatlak's nickname is Donny. His ears are pierced and he has a
gap between his front teeth and a small scar on the lower left side of his lip.
Smatlak has a Chinese symbol tattooed in the center of his back and on his right
shin in black ink, and a tattoo of his name in Chinese on the center of his
chest in black ink. He wore a goatee at the time of his disappearance.
Clothing/Jewelry Description: Diamond studs in both ears, a gold chain and a
gold bracelet on his left wrist. Clothing unknown, but he usually wears
oversized shirts or sweaters, baggy jeans with a belt, tan boots and a suede
Medical Conditions: Smatlak has an unspecified medical condition and
is in need of medication.

Details of Disappearance
Smatlak last had
contact with his family at approximately 4:00 p.m. on January 28, 2006, by
telephone from his residence in the 1000 block of Logan Road in North
Versailles, Pennsylvania. He he said he was going to visit a friend in Delmont,
Pennsylvania, but never arrived. He was scheduled to eat dinner with his parents
the next day, but never made it there. He has never been heard from again. His
vehicle, a silver four-door 2004 Mazda 3, was found abandoned shortly before
noon on February 9, 2006, at Meyran Avenue and Louisa Street in Oakland,
Smatlak graduated from Norwin High School and the University
of Pittsburgh; his degree is in criminal justice. Before his disappearance he
was employed in the produce section of the North Versailles Giant Eagle store,
but he lost his job shortly before he went missing. Smatlak has not used his
cellular phone or access his bank accounts since his disappearance. He was close
to his parents and spoke to them every few days, and his family says it is
uncharacteristic of him to leave without warning.

Investigating Agency
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
North Versailles Police Department

You can also email tips to
You can print a poster of Donald at
Donald's website:


Anonymous said...

He is missed greatly by some of his friends may peace be with the family we can only begin to feel a fraction of your sadness.

Anonymous said...

don is greatly missed by a couple of his friends. may peace be with the smatlak's we can only feel about a fraction of your pain.

Anonymous said...

i still have hope one day he is found.