Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Christopher Douthat was last seen October 25 after a friend dropped him off at a downtown Roanoke bar. Douthat was last seen at Chaps Tavern, 801 Campbell Avenue, Roanoke, VA around 20.00 hrs. Patrons at the business stated that Douthat appeared to leave alone and on foot in an unknown direction.
Originally, Douthat was thought to have last been seen in Vinton, but in the timeline laid out by investigators, they have been able to determine his last known location to that of a Food Lion store in southeast Roanoke.
He had personal struggles that at times could cause him trouble, but he had turned his life around since the recent birth of his daughter. He was employed at Vinton Roofing at the time.
Authorities believe Douthat's disappearance is suspicious and that he may be in danger. Douthat and his girlfriend, who was pregnant at the time, were assaulted by two men in a home in Franklin County in February, but investigators do not believe that incident is related to Douthat's disappearance.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Town of Vinton Police Department