The body of missing movie executive Gavin Smith has been found two years after his disappearance in 2012.

The 57 year old, who worked at the 20th Century Fox studio, was last seen in his car in California in May, 2012 and police began treating the missing persons case as a homicide when the vehicle was discovered in a storage facility in February last year (13).

He was officially declared dead in May (14), and his remains were found on Sunday (02Nov14) by hikers near the Angeles National Forest in Palmdale, California. The body has been identified as Smith's.

Los Angeles county Deputy Sheriff Kelvin Moody tells The Hollywood Reporter, "The autopsy results have not been finalised, and the cause of death has not been determined... The investigation is still ongoing."