Family seeks answers for Franklin County man missing since 2013

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Sunday marked seven years since Christopher Douthat from Franklin County was last seen.

“I’m angry that whatever has happened, and whoever is responsible for the disappearance of my son has not come forward,” said the missing man’s mother, Mary Douthat.

Mary and her other son, Michael Douthat, need the community’s help as they search for answers and closure.

“You need to come forward as soon as possible,” said Michael.

“I want the closure, I want to be able to bring him home and give him a proper burial where he can at least be at peace, and maybe it will bring some peace and comfort to me. Because it’s very hard as a mom when you can’t say your final goodbye to your child,” said Mary.

As each day goes by the family is still hopeful.

“I keep the hope that he will return home.”

As they lit a candle and reminisced on Sunday, Oct. 25, they had a message for Christopher.

“Please at least call me and let me know that you’re okay,” said Mary.

“Bro, I miss you, buddy, I wanna see you. I wanna see you safe and at home,” said Michael.

If you have any tips or leads on Christopher’s disappearance, you are asked to contact Special Agent Douglas Hubert with Virginia State Police at (540) 375-9589.

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