GA - Gary Chronister, 33, Lake Tobesofkee, Nov 2007

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  1. hoppyfrog

    hoppyfrog Retired WS Staff

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    http://www.macon.com/149/story/185706.html

    13 Nov 2007

    A disabled war veteran who lives near Lake Tobesofkee has been missing since Saturday, according to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office.

    Gary Leighton Chronister, 33, was last seen at his west Bibb apartment around 5 a.m., according to a sheriff's office news release.

    Chronister, a veteran of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, has a history of mental disabilities and may be disoriented, according to the release.

    He is white, 6 feet 1 inch tall and about 250 pounds, according to a sheriff's office description. He may be driving a 1997 teal green Ford Ranger with a bronze section along the bottom and a Lake Wildwood sticker on a cracked front windshield. The Bibb County license plate number is AEW8427.

    Anyone with information should contact the Bibb County Sheriff's Office at 746-9441.

    no pic at link; bolding is mine
     
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  3. hoppyfrog

    hoppyfrog Retired WS Staff

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    http://www.macon.com/198/story/186898.html

    Law enforcement officials continue to search for signs of a 33-year-old Bibb County war veteran whose mother believes he may be starving himself in local woods in an attempt to cleanse his system of toxins.

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    Chronister suffers from delusions he developed after serving in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2002 and 2004, said Futrell [mother], a school psychologist in Bibb County.

    much more at link

    (Bolding is mine.)
     
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    http://www.macon.com/149/story/191185.html

    11-19-07

    A truck belonging to a missing mentally disabled Macon war veteran was found today in a Cobb County parking lot, according to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office.

    Spokesman Lt. George Meadows said police found Gary Leighton Chronister's truck in a parking lot near one of Chronister's previous residences in Ackworth at about 7:30 p.m.

    more at link
     
  5. Taximom

    Taximom Former Member

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    Poor guy. I hope they find him before it's too late. I wonder if he's getting the help he needs that should be provided by the government since he is a veteran. His mother must be out of her mind worrying. My prayers go out to him and his family.
     
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    http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/cherokee/stories/2008/01/16/vet_0117.html

    16 Jan 08

    Cherokee County officials have issued an arrest warrant for a veteran missing since November.

    Gary Leighton Chronister, 33, is accused of molesting a girl in the summer of 2007, said Sgt. Jay Baker, a spokesman for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.

    The arrest warrant was issued in Cherokee Magistrate Court on Monday, Baker said.

    According to a sheriff's incident report dated Sept. 10, 2007 the girl and her parents told investigators that Chronister touched her in separate incidents in Cobb and in Cherokee.

    Baker said detectives in the Crimes Against Children unit have been investigating the case since it was reported.

    Chronister's mother reported him missing from their Bibb County home on Nov. 10.

    The former Army corporal's truck was found Nov. 19 at a QT gas station on Cobb Parkway in Acworth, near where he used to live.

    His mother, Sheryl Futrell, said her son has a history of mental illness. He was last seen in the early morning hours of Jan. 2 at a Cobb Parkway Huddle House by a waitress who served him scrambled eggs and sausage and water with lemon.

    "Bottom line, my son is innocent. I can't say any more because now I have to get a lawyer," Futrell said Wednesday. "I have to do what needs to be done to protect him because he can't protect himself."

    (Bolding is mine.)
     
  7. vsawyer

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    What weird timing! I literally just read this article:

    A Missing Son, Confused and Unable to Call Home:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/21/u...8367e4a186bbbd&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
    I can't tell from the tone of the article whether the writer actually interviewed the child's mother, but whether Chronister's guilty or not, I feel that he should be found so that he can either be brought to trial or given the help he needs for his medical condition.

    (Hello Websleuthers community! This is my first post after longtime-lurking.)
    (Oh, and the NY Times link might require registration in order to read it, but if you go to bugmenot.com you can get around that.)
     
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    christine2448 Retired WS Staff

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    I saw this posted at porchlight while going through old threads to see if any where located. I googled and found the mom is still searching. He is still also listed on the major missing sites. :(
     
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