34-year-old Patrick Chapman was last seen in Mill Spring, Missouri on May 10, 2020. He disappeared after leaving a family friend’s house in the early morning hours.
Luke Patrick Chapman came into the world on February 24, 1986.
Chapman and Jen Newbury, his wife of six years, got a divorce in 2011, but they stayed friends. His ex-wife and son still live in St. Charles, Missouri, where they grew up.
Chapman was last seen in St. Charles, Missouri, where he lived and worked as a tow truck driver. People knew that he liked to camp and couch surf with his friends.
A text message from Patrick Chapman to his ex-wife on May 10, 2020, said “Happy Mother’s Day.” He told her he had to use his son’s laptop because someone had withdrawn money from his account and he couldn’t get to it on his phone.
In the late morning, Chapman went to her house in St. Charles, Missouri, but they got into a fight because his ex-wife thought he was accusing their son of stealing the money. After that, Chapman reportedly left, saying he was upset and confused.
Around 10 p.m., Chapman got to a family friend’s house in Mill Spring, Missouri, which was about three hours away. He planned to spend the night there.
His friend got up at 4 a.m. on May 11, 2020, to go to work, but Patrick wasn’t there.
Since then, no one has seen or heard from Patrick Chapman.
His abandoned Burgundy 1995 Ford Escort Waggon was found on a four-wheeler trail in the Mark Twain National Forest on May 29, 2020. It was near Mill Spring Cemetery and in a wooded area.
It was May 30, 2020, and Patrick Chapman did not show up. A family friend called the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department to report him missing.
His car was found in a rural area of the county where there was no cell service, not far from where he was last seen in Mill Spring. All four tyres were flat, and the bumper had a lot of damage.
The police found his wallet inside the car. It had his ID, medications, and bank cards in it. But the car keys and cell phone were not there. His family says that there were no fingerprints on the car and that his wallet did not have any cash in it.
Patrick was last seen, and his body was searched several times, but no clues as to where he was were found.
His family says he would never leave his son, so they don’t think he would have left on his own.
The police did not find any signs, means, or reasons to believe that Patrick Chapman was abducted. There is a $3,000 reward for information that leads to Patrick Chapman’s discovery.
The details of Patrick Chapman’s disappearance are still not clear, and his case is currently listed as “missing.” His case has still not been solved.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Patrick Norman Chapman please contact the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department (573) 224-3219.