William Coltharp: Missing surgeon from Tennessee


Doctor William Coltharp from Smithville, Tennessee was last seen on October 2, kayaking on Center Hill Lake.

Coltharp had told his wife he would be home in time for dinner, but he didn’t come home, so she called police around 1:00 a.m.  A witness said he saw a man matching the doctor’s description load a concrete cinder block into the kayak before going onto the lake. 

Authorities have found Coltharp’s kayak upside down with a life jacket and a laptop computer inside a dry compartment of the kayak.  The computer was sent to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations. 

The police have been searching the area and the lake and a pistol case was found.    The case was found to belong to Dr. Coltharp. 

Coltharp’s Chevrolet Suburban was found parked at the boat ramp.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of Coltharp, please call the police.

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Jerrie Dean, who is retired from Federal Law Enforcement, is the Founder of Missing Persons of America.

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