Timeline: Tracking the Dashad Smith case

November 20, late afternoon: Smith talks to father, Dean Smith, for 37 minutes.





November 20, after 5pm: Smith leaves home without sharing the evening's plan with roommate, Kash Carson, whose legal name is Andre Johnson





November 20, just after 6pm: Witness speaks briefly with Smith, who is walking west on West Main Street between the ABC Store and the Amtrak station. PHOTO OF WEST MAIN NEAR AMTRAK

November 20, around 8pm: Carson calls Smith but phone goes straight to voice mail




November 21, around 8pm: Carson reports Smith missing to the Charlottesville Police around 8pm.

November 22: Police conduct first grid search of West Main Street on Thanksgiving Day including dumpsters and trash cans.

November 23: Police conduct second, expanded search of West Main Street

November 24: Police identify unknown phone number as belonging to Erik McFadden.








November 28: Police conduct grid search of West Main and 14th Street areas.

December 1: Police conduct search using cadaver sniffing dogs. Two days later, divers search a sediment pond behind UVA Outpatient Surgery Center.

December 17-21: Five day search of Old Dominion Landfill east of Richmond yields no evidence; will be continued in January.

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