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Missing Raleigh DJ returns home

Posted October 17, 2012

— A missing Raleigh disc jockey returned home safely Wednesday after disappearing three days earlier.

Celina Moorer-Smith said her husband, Rachid Smith – who goes by the name DJ Kool Sheed – was home. She said the couple had not yet spoken about what transpired since Smith told her he was going for a walk Sunday evening and did not return.

Smith's wife, along with family and friends, made an impassioned plea Tuesday for information about his disappearance, which happened after he celebrated his birthday over the weekend. The Wake County Sheriff's Office was investigating the incident as a missing persons case.

Moorer-Smith was especially concerned because her husband left with no cash or identification. The couple have been married for 19 years and have two young daughters.

Smith is a former DJ for K97.5 FM in Raleigh who now works private events and promotions. The radio station had posted a notice on its website about Smith's disappearance, asking for help in finding him.


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  • Sweetgrl3 Oct 19, 2012

    It's sad the police has to waste their time on mess like this. All he had to do is contact A family member if he did not want to speak with his wife. He should have to repay this cost.

  • Seriously I'm Not Interested Oct 18, 2012

    He does not have to make an explanation in the public forum of your choosing. He may have had to explain to authorities, and maybe we should have a little compassion and remember that we do not know all the circumstances nor his state of mind. Kool Sheed - glad you're home, hope you're safe.

  • FromClayton Oct 18, 2012

    i wish wral would do a follow up story on how much money his forest gump walk about cost me in taxes. if folks keep crying wolf and they don't have to give explinations to the public, who's money they are using, pretty soon no one will pay these alerts any attention. sad but true.

  • JDAmbrosio Oct 18, 2012

    I'm glad he's home. What a scare to his wife/kids and friends/family...!

  • unfugwittable Oct 17, 2012

    Well i'm glad he's home safe! That's all that matters b/c it could have been worse! Wish he would of let someone know that he was ok before it went to the media!

  • 2AMANDA2 Oct 17, 2012

    @butterflies... i'm sure law enforcement will get their explanation as they were definitely involved in the case. i whole-heartedly agree with your statement about what could have been done if a break was needed. (i am not saying that's the case in this situation).

  • finwearer Oct 17, 2012

    'Butterflies' ....you NAILED it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • whiffer1 Oct 17, 2012

    The guy did the right thing. Much better to take a 3 day hike than stick around and say or do something you might regret in the heat of the moment. Hope everything works out for them.

  • 2AMANDA2 Oct 17, 2012

    @jiggasmommy... my point still remains and thanks @whatacrazyworld

  • kimisufu Oct 17, 2012

    Any publicity is good publicity, eh?