11-12-2010, 11:52 AM #1
VA - Jason Miller, 26, found in shallow grave, Henry County, 29 Oct 2010
Posted: Nov 11, 2010 6:21 PM EST
Reporter: Ashley Singh l Videographer: Nick King
Bassett, VA - It's been nearly two weeks since a Henry County teenager went missing. His mother, Carla Thomas, says she feels deep down that her 19-year-old son, Cory, is alive, but that he needs help.
He's been missing since Halloween. Officials say they found the SUV Cory was driving abandoned in the Oak Level area. Police say there are no signs of foul play, but they do think it's highly suspicious he hasn't been in contact with his family or friends.
Carla Thomas says the night her son disappeared started off like any other. Cory told his mother he loved her and went to meet his friends. He never came home. She says it kills her not to know what happened to Cory.
"Sometimes I just wander off in my mind and when I come back to reality, I realize he's not here... he's not here," said Thomas. "You don't know what it's like to be a mother and your child is out there, and you don't know if they're cold or they're hungry."
The family believes something or someone is preventing him from reaching out to them.
His aunt Darlene Calloway says they're trying to stay strong, but they worry Cory's suffering.
"I would prefer that than to think that maybe he's thrown in the ditch or buried," said Calloway. "I would like to have my Cory back. We miss him, we love him. If you took him, we love you too. Just send Cory back."
Carla says she's holding on to memories and to hope that her son is still alive.
"I just want him to come home," said Calloway.
Police say they've received reports of a tan or gold Corolla that was last seen with Cory's van. They want to hear from whoever was inside that car. If you have any information, call the sheriff's office at 276-656-4200.
Last edited by summer_breeze; 11-23-2010 at 09:23 PM.
11-15-2010, 08:31 PM #2
Bassett teenager still missing
Monday, 15 November 2010 19:06
The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the location of Cory Sharon Thomas. The last known contact anyone had with Thomas was October 31, 2010 at 10:00 pm. in Henry County Va. Thomas was driving a burgundy colored 2004 Chevrolet Blazer.
11-16-2010, 01:13 AM #3Former Member
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New Details in Case of Missing Henry County Teen
Cory Thomas was last seen on Halloween driving a burgundy 2004 Chevy Blazer.
His car was found abandoned on Highway 220 in the Oak Level area.
Officials say a Toyota Corolla was spotted near the Blazer before it was recovered.
They want to speak to the people in that car and those who saw this Blazer.
11-17-2010, 08:13 PM #4
Henry County deputies search for missing man
By WSLS-TV Staff Reports
Published: November 16, 2010
HENRY COUNTY, VA -- The Henry County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing 19-year-old young man.
Deputies say Cory Sharon Thomas was last seen around 10:00 p.m. on Halloween night. Thomas was driving a burgundy colored 2004 Chevy Blazer SUV. Thomas was wearing:
--A red t-shirt with a black shirt underneath
--Black jacket with "LOOGI" written on the back
State Police found the SUV the next day on Route 220 in the Oak Level area of the county.
Investigators received tips that a tan or gold color Toyota Corolla was seen near the Blazer before police found it. The tip(s) claims that a woman was driving the car, a man was seen leaning into the SUV, and there were other passengers in the Corolla.
The Henry County Sheriff's Office wants to speak with anyone who saw the Corolla, and the people inside the car.
If you have any information, call the Henry Co. Sheriff's Office at (276) 638-8751
11-17-2010, 09:37 PM #5
BREAKING NEWS: Body found in Bassett
Homicide investigation under way
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
By BULLETIN STAFF REPORTS -
Investigators with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office have discovered a body in a grave off Penrose Drive in Bassett, and the investigation is being considered a homicide, Henry County Sheriff Lane Perry said this afternoon.
11-18-2010, 10:27 PM #6
Body found not Cory Thomas
11-19-2010, 08:33 AM #7
Friday, November 19, 2010
By AMANDA BUCK AND DEBBIE HALL - Bulletin Staff Writers
A connection between Miller and another missing man, 19-year-old Cory Thomas of Bassett, had not been confirmed Thursday night, Perry said.
“There is a potential for the cases to be related, but at this point, we can’t say conclusively,” he said.
Thomas last was seen Oct. 31 in a burgundy Chevrolet Blazer. The vehicle was found abandoned the next day on U.S. 220 in Oak Level, police have said.
Perry said police still are investigating Thomas’ whereabouts.
Investigators with the sheriff’s office were exploring a separate location Thursday in Horsepasture. Perry declined to say what, if anything, they found there, or how that area might be related to the Penrose Drive location.
11-21-2010, 08:33 AM #8
Sheriff appeals for help
In Miller, Thomas cases
Sunday, November 21, 2010
By DEBBIE HALL - Bulletin Staff Writer
Authorities are not saying if foul play has been ruled out in connection with the disappearance of Cory Thomas.
“It is a possibility, but we are not able to confirm” that foul play was involved, said Henry County Sheriff Lane Perry.
Perry also would not say if authorities think Thomas’ disappearance and the recent shooting death of Jason Lamont Miller are related.
11-23-2010, 08:51 PM #9
One Arrested, Another Wanted in Case of Henry Co. Body Discovery
Posted: Nov 23, 2010 5:19 PM EST
The sheriff's office is also looking for 19-year-old Cory Thomas. Thomas has been reported missing and hasn't been seen since October 31st. He is wanted on first degree murder and other charges as well.Warrants are still outstanding against Cory Sharon Thomas. The outstanding warrants are:
First Degree Murder
Use of a firearm in the commission of robbery
Use of a firearm in the commission of murder
11-23-2010, 10:58 PM #10Registered User
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Wow that's a surprising twist. The family's been on TV several times here since Halloween and the mom was crying and begging someone to tell them where her child was. The media made out like he was the victim of an abduction or foul play. I wonder if any of the family knew about any of this...
What an odd story.
11-24-2010, 09:03 AM #11
Warrants issued in slaying
Two men face first-degree murder charges
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
By DEBBIE HALL AND AMANDA BUCK - Bulletin Staff Writers
A Bassett man missing since Oct. 31 is wanted on a murder charge in connection with a body found buried in a wooded area last week, and a second man has been arrested and charged in the slaying, officers said Tuesday.
03-03-2011, 06:04 PM #12
Wednesday afternoon the Henry County Sheriff’s office received a tip directing them to search the woods off Woodland Drive in Bassett. Soon after, they found a body that had attempted to be covered up and concealed. Henry County Sheriff Lane Perry says it appeared to have been there for a while and crime scene investigators worked until noon Thursday to identify the body. “You have to go back because you don't know if anything has been thrown away, so it takes a while to work it,” said Perry. Perry tells us the home up the slope from where the body was found has been vacant for years but that it may be used for a meeting place. He also says they are treating this investigation as a homicide because of the way the body was left and attempted to be covered up. A search warrant shows the tipster who called in suspected this body had something to do with the disappearance of Cory Thomas. Thomas was last seen on Halloween and was also wanted in connection with another murder in Henry County. http://www2.wsls.com/news/2011/mar/0...ide-ar-881524/
03-17-2011, 10:33 PM #13Registered User
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Thomas, along with another Bassett man, Patrick A. Gilbert, had been charged in the November shooting death of 26-year-old Jason Lamont Miller. Miller's family members reported him missing Nov. 16, 2010. His body was found the next day in a shallow grave near a mobile home in rural Penrose Drive in Bassett, just a few miles from where Thomas' Blazer was found.
01-31-2016, 01:03 AM #14
On Tuesday, the Henry County Sheriff's Office made an arrest in the death of Jason Miller.
Patrick Gilbert, 24, faces numerous charges, including first degree murder and robbery.
The sheriff's office is also looking for 19-year-old Cory Thomas. Thomas has been reported missing and hasn't been seen since October 31st. He is wanted on first degree murder and other charges as well.
Jason Miller was reported missing on November 16th. His body was found in a shallow grave the next day. He had been missing for 28 days...
The preliminary cause of death has been determined to be gunshot wounds...
01-31-2016, 01:10 AM #15On March 2, 2011, decomposed human remains were discovered in a wooded area behind an abandoned residence located at 330 Woodland Road in Bassett, Virginia. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the Western District of Virginia determined, through the comparison of known dental records, that the human remains were that of Cory Sharon Thomas. The death of Cory Sharon Thomas was ruled a homicide. Through the investigation it was determined that Thomas was beaten to death and his body was taken to Woodland Road.
At the time of his disappearance, warrants were still outstanding against Cory Sharon Thomas in reference to the homicide of Jason Lamont “BG” Miller...
Patrick Antonio Gilbert, age 34, of 3187 Bassett Hgts. Ext, Bassett VA. was later convicted of conspiracy to commit murder and conceal evidence in the death of Miller.
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