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    GA - Christopher Thompkins, 20, Harris County, 25 Jan 2002

    I recently found out about this case. His co-worker turned away for a brief moment and when he looked back, Chris was gone. They found some of his belongings but Chris was never seen again. I'm not sure if investigators are leaning towards foul play but the circumstances are strange.

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    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
    • Missing Since: January 25, 2002 from Harris County, Georgia
    • Classification: Endangered Missing
    • Date Of Birth: December 28, 1981
    • Age: 20 years old
    • Height and Weight: 5'7 - 5'9, 124 - 130 pounds
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Thompkins's hair was braided at the time of his January 2002 disappearance. He has a light complexion. He may have a mustache, beard or a goatee. Thompkins has a tattoo on his right arm of an ice cream cone with his nickname, Chris, written in vertial letters inside the design. The ice cream part of the tattoo is the head of a joker wearing a hat.
    • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black shirt, a blue and gray plaid jacket with a gray hood, navy blue Dickies work pants, tan Fubu work boots, a black skullcap, and a black watch.

    Details of Disappearance
    Thompkins was working in a wooded area near County Line Road off of Warm Springs Road in Harris County, Georgia on January 25, 2002. He was accompanied by three co-workers, all of whom worked approximately 50 feet from one another. He was last seen at 1:30 p.m. One of the other employees looked away from Thompkins for a moment; by the time he glanced in that direction again, Thompkins had disappeared. He has never been heard from again.

    Volunteers searched the area shortly after Thompkins's disappearance. One of his boots was located, as was a piece of blue fiber on a nearby barbed wire fence. Twelve cents was discovered near Thompkins's tools. Tompkins's other boot was found elsewhere in July, five months after his disappearance. There was no other evidence indicating his whereabouts. His case remains unsolved.

    Thompkins resided in Ellerslie, Georgia in early 2002.

    Mother of long-missing son seeks closure - January 2008

    “Christopher left home about 8:10 a.m. He parked his car at work and drove to the job site with the surveyor he worked for. (At the time I was also employed by the surveyor's family as their baby-sitter.) He worked that morning with three other employees in a lightly wooded area off County Line Road. All the workers were about 50 feet from each other, walking in the same direction. Sometime after lunch, around 1 p.m. the surveyor phoned his wife to inform her that Christopher was missing. One of Christopher's co-workers stated that ‘Chris was walking in the same direction as the others when he looked away and then looked back, Christ was gone.’ I was not informed of his disappearance until 4:15 p.m.”

    “What we found was puzzling and did not make sense in light of what Christopher's co-workers told authorities,” the mother said. “We found one of his boots, his work tools, a blue fiber from his pants and 12 cents on the ground near the items. the statements by his employer and co-workers indicated that they believed Christopher just walked off the job site without telling anyone. His other boot was found several months later, miles from the original boot, on some property off I-85. It was found by the owner of the property.”

    McKenzie does not believe Christopher would simply walk away from a job site in January wearing one or no boots.

    His employer said in the days preceding his disappearance, Christopher had been “acting strangely,” but gave no specifics, McKenzie said.

    “Chris lived with me and I saw him every day. There was neither strange behavior on his part nor any distress,” she said.

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    Very, very strange. Sounds like his mother suspects foul play on the part of the co-workers.

    I'm assuming the area where the second boot was found was searched thoroughly.... To rule out his body being dumped there.

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    No evidence of foul play was ever found by local police or the Georgia Bureau of Investigation....

    Thompkins was not known to have any physical or mental health problems that would have contributed to his disappearance.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20120815...-disappearance



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