Thayne Smika (DOB 02/27/1959) is 5'11" tall, weighs 150 pounds and has brown hair and hazel eyes. He is wanted for the 1983 murder of Sid Wells, a 22-year-old University of Colorado student. Wells had been shot execution-style in the back of the head, in his Spanish Towers apartment. Smika was Wells' roommate at the time and disappeared in 1986, when he was 24 years old.
The case received national attention because Wells was dating Shauna Redford, the daughter of actor Robert Redford, at the time of Wells' death. Smika faces a charge of First Degree Murder in Boulder. Police believe Smika may be hiding in California or Mexico. Anyone with information about Thayne Smika's whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Jeremy Frenzen at 303-441-1890.