Christopher Brent Hutson
Hutson, approximately 2009
Date reported missing : 04/10/2009
Missing location (approx) :
Granite City, Illinois
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 34 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 160 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A black Jack Daniel's t-shirt with bleach stains, blue jeans, a brown belt, white socks and no shoes.
Medical conditions : Hutson is required to take medications which are critical to sustaining his physical well-being. He does not have his medicine with him.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Hutson was last seen in Granite City, Illinois on April 10, 2009. He left his residence in the 3100 block of west Chain of Rocks Road at 10:30 p.m. His live-in fiancee stated he appeared to be confused and disoriented at the time. He left on foot, although there were two vehicles he could have driven.
Phone records show Hutson called home from the The Inn Between Tavern in the 5200 block of Maryville Road at 11:48 p.m., but his girlfriend was not at home and missed the call.
According to the bartender, Hutson went to the bar but didn't have any drinks. He called for a ride from his father, but left the bar before his father arrived. His fiancee reported him missing at 3:00 p.m. the following day.
Hutson has never been heard from again. He was close to his parents and it's uncharacteristic of him to leave without warning. Few details are available in his case, which remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Madison County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
The River Bend Telegraph
The Belleville News Democrat
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