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  1. #1
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    TN - Dr. William Coltharp, 55, Center Hill Lake, 2 Oct 2011

    The doctor vanished Oct. 2 while kayaking on Center Hill Lake. Latest reports-The kayak was found with life preserver and laptop computer. Witnesses say the Doctor was seen loading a cinder block into his boat before launch. A deep lake 190 feet and large at 18,000 acres has officials still listed the Doctor as 'missing'. The laptop computer is undergoing a forensic examination.

    Interesting

    Any other information would be helpful.

    sp
    Last edited by summer_breeze; 10-11-2011 at 08:25 PM.

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    Maybe there is a suicide note on the laptop left in the boat. Sounds like a suicide to me.

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    Who takes a laptop in a kayak? did I read that correctly? Perhaps the cinder block was meant to sink the laptop - and the gentleman fell in instead? Maybe?

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    Also-If this turns out to be what is suspected forensic marine experts say his body will never be found. The depth of the lake along with low temperatures and pressure at the bottom will not allow bacteria to promote gases to float the body. Does anyone have knowledge of a similar case?

    Any thoughts?

    sp

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    Quote Originally Posted by spooky24 View Post
    Also-If this turns out to be what is suspected forensic marine experts say his body will never be found. The depth of the lake along with low temperatures and pressure at the bottom will not allow bacteria to promote gases to float the body. Does anyone have knowledge of a similar case?

    Any thoughts?

    sp
    Would a doctor know this??? What kind of physician was he?

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    Looks like he is a thoracic surgeon.

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    http://www.wtva.com/mostpopular/stor...lvuZm8mXQ.cspx

    "a worker cleaning up the park found a handgun holder that has been identified as belonging to Dr. Coltharp."

    This really does sound like a suicide to me...

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    Moving to Discussion forum

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    Has there been anymore news about this doctor?

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    Missing doctor's wife files in probate court

    The search for a missing Nashville surgeon in DeKalb County has long ended, and now a court document shows his wife holds out little hope for his return.

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    DeKalb County Sheriff Patrick Ray said the search has been called off, but they’re not giving up hope he might be alive.

    “The doctor is still listed as a missing person,” Ray said.

    But according to documents filed in Davidson County’s probate court, Coltharp’s wife isn’t as optimistic.

    “He is believed to have died on Center Hill Lake, but his remains have not yet been found,” reads a line in paperwork Nicole Coltharp filed to begin dealing with more than $120,000 associated with her husband’s estate. She’s asking a conservator be appointed on his behalf.

    More: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20...-probate-court


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    Missing Nashville heart surgeon sued by family of patient

    http://www.wsmv.com/story/16565943/m...ily-of-patient

    Posted: Jan 20, 2012 3:30 PM EST
    Updated: Jan 20, 2012 3:34 PM EST
    Posted by Kevin Young

    Short article at link

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    Conservator for missing doc sued for med mal

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    Relatives of Robert Evans first sued Drs. William Coltharp and Mark Aaron as well as Cardiovascular Surgery Associates and a number of entities affiliated with Saint Thomas Health Services last fall. That case was filed a few a few months after Coltharp was last seen paddling a canoe on Center Hill Lake. Following the appointment by Probate Court Judge Randy Kennedy in late 2011 of estate and probate attorney Gail S. Bradford of Harris Martin Jones, the Evans family can now move forward with its case against Calthorp.

    "That’s what this complaint filed May 8 in Davidson County Circuit Court is about," said Randy Kinnard, attorney with the Kinnard Clayton & Beveridge law firm in Nashville. “We followed the law in getting Dr. Coltharp served the first time but we were unable, just like everybody else, to locate him.”

    More: http://nashvillepost.com/news/2012/5...ed_for_med_mal

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    From October 2012.


    One Year After His Disappearance, Dr. William Coltharp Still Missing

    Its been a full year since a Nashville surgeon went missing while kayaking on Center Hill Lake.

    The disappearance of 55 year old Dr. William Coltharp, who was last seen on October 2, 2011 is still considered a "missing person" case and no foul play is suspected at this time, according to Sheriff Patrick Ray.

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    Meanwhile, the family of Dr. Coltharp is offering a reward of $10,000 for the recovery of any body-remains, clothing, and or personal effects of Dr. Coltharp who is believed to be deceased.

    More: http://www.wjle.com/news/2012/one-ye...-still-missing



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    body found floating in Center Hill lake

    http://www.wjle.com/news/2013/body-f...er-hill-lake-0

    There has been a badly decomposed body found in this lake. The doctor was the first person I thought of when I read this. Though I did not realize it had been 2 years since he disappeared. Would there be much remains to float after that length of time?

    TC

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    I STILL want to know why someone would take a laptop out in a kayak........
    Six-year-old Shannon Sherrill disappeared from her front yard in Thorntown, Indiana in October, 1986. Someone knows where she is......

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...annon+sherrill

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