Stout still missing, police seek help


BUCKHANNON – As we near the seven-year anniversary of Buckhannon resident Luke Stout going missing, law enforcement is once again asking for the public’s help in finding out what happened to Stout.

Luke Stout, who was 24 years old went he went missing, hasn’t been seen since July 18, 2012.

Stout is reported to be between 5 feet, 6 inches or 5 feet, 7 inches tall; weighs 120 pounds; and has brown eyes and brown hair.

When he was last seen he wearing blue jeans, black T-shirt with the sleeves cut off, black sneakers with neon green shoelaces, and possibly a coat.

According to reports, he left his family’s residence on Hickory Flat Road with the intention of meeting a friend to fix a bike. In return was to help Stout fix a bike of his that had mechanical problems with the handle bars.

According to reports, a few days after his disappearance, his brothers found his bicycle leaning against a trailer behind a pharmacy in Buckhannon. It had not been repaired.

According to a Facebook page titled Missing Luke Stout, “he lived at home with his mom to help take care of her as she has a critical illness and is at end-of-life. Prior to his disappearance, Luke was threatened with a gun that left an imprint on his forehead, according to his family.”

Identifying marks include a large burn scar on leg below his knee (not sure which leg). Left ear was previously pierced but had not worn earring in a long time.

According to a press release from the West Virginia State Police, “On or about July 18, 2012, Luke David Stout was reported missing by his family. Luke was last seen leaving his residence on Hickory Flat Road and has not been seen since.

“The West Virginia State Police continues to follow up on leads and is requesting assistance from the public. The West Virginia State Police is requesting any tips or information which may lead to the case being resolved. The public can contact the West Virginia State Police Buckhannon Detachment at 304-473-4200 or 304-637-0200 with any information.”

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