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A Cold Case has New Hope

It's case that many remember, Christopher Douthat went missing on October 25, 2013.  

But investigators have new hope in figuring out what happened to Douthat.  This January Virginia State Police took over the case from local authorities, and have already conducted about 30 interviews. 

Douthat was 24 years old at the time he went missing, and his mother has never stopped thinking about him since. 

Mary Douthat says she's always on the lookout to find her son, "Driving if I see somebody that looks like his height his weight, his hair, I'll stop cause I'm like maybe that's him".

The last time Mary saw her son was when she dropped him off at his job at Vinton Roofing.  A timeline of events show he left work to cash a check at the Vinton Kroger, and was then dropped off at Chaps Tavern. 

Head investigator Special Agent Douglas Hubert believes Christopher was somewhere near 9th Street Southeast when he went missing.  Christopher was supposed to meet a friend at Food Lion on Bennington Street but never showed up. 

State police have been able to use new technology to help bring new light to this case.  Mary Douthat is very thankful for all the work investigators are doing on this case. 

If you have any information about the disappearance of Christopher Douthat please contact Virginia State Police at 1-800-542-5959, and ask for Special Agent Hubert. 







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