Christopher Thompkins: (Missing in Harris County)

EXIT 9 Investigations: Series 1 – Christopher Thompkins: (Missing in Harris County)

Mysteries seem to arise quite a bit in Harris County, Georgia.  Christopher Thompkins left his house at 8:10 am on January 25, 2002, for a typical day at-work; this day was far from average though – Christopher vanished into thin air and has never been seen again.  The case has stumped top law enforcement officers and web sleuths ever since. 

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Thompkins was one of four surveyors assigned to a stretch of woods located along Warm Springs Road and Georgia 85, adjacent to County Line Road.  He was working with his three co-workers, spaced-out 50 feet from each other and walking in the same direction – he was also the last one in the line.  Thompkins and the co-worker in front of him were engaged in a conversation within eyesight of each other; the co-worker turned his head for a split second, by the time he looked back, Thompkins was gone.

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One of the co-workers eventually phoned their boss around 1 p.m. to inform them of Christopher’s disappearance; they then called 911 to report that he had simply vanished.  Christopher Thompkins’ mother (Mrs. Ann Mckenzie) wasn’t contacted about her son’s disappearance until 4:15 that evening.  Law Enforcement Officer’s relayed to the Thompkins family that they had to wait 24 hours to file a missing person’s report.  The Thompkins’ family rallied together volunteers and searched the area for Christopher.

They found the following items along the fence-line near where he was working.

  • Work Boot hanging on the barbed wire fence with specs of blood on it
  • Work tools
  • A blue fiber from his pants
  • 12 cents



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  • One of Christopher’s co-workers hired a lawyer. 
  • Another one (unidentified time period) went to prison for an unrelated crime and was administered a lie-detector test regarding Christopher’s disappearance; reports are conflicted on whether he passed or not.



Christopher’s second work boot is found miles away near private property off I-85.

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Christopher’s boss stated Thompkins was acting “strangely” before his disappearance.  Christopher’s mother has denounced this and said that her son was normal as usual.

Christopher’s mother worked as a babysitter for Christopher’s boss.

The police believe that Christopher “walked off the job site” leaving his shoe and other belongings.

None of the co-workers were officially interrogated.

The GBI (Georgia Bureau of Investigation) has had over 20 different agents work on the case.  There’s a new GBI agent on the matter. 

Christopher is 5’7, 124 pounds.  Located on the right arm, he has a tattoo of an ice cream cone with his name inscribed within it; a joker’s head wearing a hat is attached to the top of the cone.

He was wearing a black shirt with a gray plaid jacket with a gray hood, a black skull cap, a black watch, navy blue Dickie work pants, and tan FUBU work boots.


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  What are the clues to follow in the Christoper Thompkins case?  How dense of a wooded area is the crime scene?  What checklist did a retired F.B.I agent present for the investigation?  These questions are explored in PART II.

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