View Full Version : GUILTY MI - Dr. Seth Thompson, 83, Midland, 25 June 2011

06-30-2011, 09:57 PM

Seth Thompson has been missing since Friday, June 24. Seth's family knows time is not on their side.

Friday morning, Seth called one of his sons to say he was going to Lansing with a person he knew.

Seth's other son David, who is a former Midland Police Officer, says that person is a convicted felon who owed his father money from a roofing job he never completed 5 years ago.

06-30-2011, 09:58 PM

Seth Charles Thompson was last heard from when he spoke to family members by phone at 8:45 p.m. At the time, he might have been on his way back to Midland from the Lansing area, said Detective Lt. Greg Kramer. Thompson’s family reported him as an overdue motorist and missing person at 10:35 a.m. Saturday.

06-30-2011, 09:59 PM

Family members believe he got in the car with a man who owed him money, a man they say is a parolee and did time for fraud, theft and resisting law enforcement.

06-30-2011, 10:01 PM
Seth Charles Thompson, a retired oral surgeon, was last heard from when he spoke to family members by phone at 8:45 p.m. At the time, he might have been on his way back to Midland from the Lansing area, Kramer said. Thompson's family reported him as an overdue motorist and missing person at 10:35 a.m. Saturday.

This man appears to be in serious danger.

07-01-2011, 12:24 AM
Prayers for Seth. It does not sound good, but always hold out hope for a positive outcome.

07-01-2011, 01:30 AM
LE is looking for the time that Thompson's van was parked at the plaza between
Walgreen's and Dairy Queen. They also want to know "who" parked the van there. Seems like a shopping plaza with lots of stores would have some surveillance cameras around to capture this information.
Worried about this missing gentlemen and feeling compassion for his sons. I know they are torn up about their dad's disappearance.

07-02-2011, 12:40 AM
Continuing to search for Seth ...


07-02-2011, 01:13 AM
His son has been posting on freerepublic. It was suggested he get it posted here but he apparently hadn't.

Anyway, here are more details from his son (the cop son):

Michigan Freepers. My father is missing. He was last seen with the above subject who is on parole. He had stolen money from my father 5 years ago and had recently called promising to pay it back. He had recently been paroled and was wanting to turn his life around. Police finally took the missing seriously on Sunday, almost 48 hours after he was last seen. His vehicle was found 200 yards from his home in a parking lot of a Dairy Queen and Walgreens on Monday. We need to locate my father. We also need to identify anyone who may have seen my father with the subject or with anyone else. His cell phone was last pinged M-13 and M-57 area northwest of Flint. K9 1 has been dispatched to search the area. This is my first post so I hope all the information comes through.

(Some of this is in response to questions)

I was able to get his accounts accessed immediately. I have also checked his credit card. No activity at all.

Unfortunately I was out of state when this all initially happened. Since I only work part time now, I have just learned the level of frustration victims go through.

Eyes and ears are important. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers.

07-02-2011, 02:54 PM
was reported as a missing, endangered person.
Thompson's son, David, stated on his Facebook page this afternoon that police are continuing to follow leads, including many false ones. "Several officers voluntarily cancelled their holiday plans and are working through the weekend. Keep up the prayers," he wrote.

07-07-2011, 02:12 AM
Son of missing 83-year-old Midland man convinced his dad is a victim of crime

David Thompson is convinced his dad, the 83-year-old Midland man who went missing nearly two weeks ago, is a victim of a crime.

More: http://www.mlive.com/midland/index.ssf/2011/07/son_of_missing_83-year-old_midland_man_convinced_his_dad_is_a_victim_of_c rime.html

07-17-2011, 12:31 AM
Thompson still missing, new leads being followed

Dr. Seth Thompson of Midland has been missing for nearly three weeks, and Midland Police are continuing efforts to find him.

More: http://www.ourmidland.com/story_prep/article_1c504787-9497-57aa-b1c0-0145b866c285.html

07-17-2011, 05:31 PM

By Kelly Dame Midland Daily News
Posted: Sunday, July 17, 2011 1:07 pm
Updated: 1:53 pm, Sun Jul 17, 2011

The body of a Midland man who had been missing for three weeks has been located on property in Eaton County, and a suspect is jailed, Midland Police report.

Rest in Peace Mr. Thompson

07-18-2011, 12:27 AM
I was hoping for good news, not this outcome.

~Prayers for the Thompson Family~

07-18-2011, 12:48 AM
Aw, this is too sad! Per the artickle, after getting out of prison, the suspect contacted him to "make amends" for work not completed for which he had been paid.

Rest in Peace, Dr. Seth Thompson.

Prayers and blessings to his family and friends.

07-08-2015, 02:46 AM
From February 2014:


Defendant was sentenced as a habitual offender, fourth offense, to life in prison without the possibility of parole for first-degree murder and 20 to 30 years in prison for receiving and concealing a stolen firearm.

Defendant's name is Patrick Alan Vercruysse.