Missing Person West Virginia Luke Stout
UPDATE 2/7/13 – Luke Stout was last seen outside his mom’s home in Buchanon, West Virginia on July 18, 2012. The police took a missing person report and that was about it. Elizabeth Stout has been searching for her son, Luke ever since the last time she saw him. And she has been asking for the police to help and for someone to come forward with information. She leaves messages on her Facebook page about him, and post photos of him, so no one forgets he is missing.
Then in August, Jessie Lee Heater, 29, and Robert Eugene Siron III, 30, were both charged for murder-for-hire when Joshua Oberg’s body was found in a shallow grave along Bull Run Road in Upshur County.
Jessie Heater, Robert Siron
So, how does all this connect? Well turning to social media I found a post from July, 2012, shortly after Luke went missing that read, “I head that he (Luke) was seeing Chino’s wife, too. If he and Oberg had that in common, let’s hope Stout didn’t end up like Oberg!” Another post states “Well Chino dad threaten Luke with a gun. He once told me of the incident but I didn’t realize it was the same guy.”
Then another post reads
And another post reads
Many people have read these posts, and the Stout family has probably read them, too. Whether the police have investigating this information is not known.
Family falling apart
Elizabeth carries on pleading for help to find her son. In October, Elizabeth Stout showed up at a Buckhannon City Council meeting to ask for answers from Mayor Kenneth Davidson and the council about what was going on with the search for her son. The meeting grew into an argument and the Stout family was asked to leave because the council did not think that the council meeting was the venue for them to air their feelings. Before they left, the Stout family alleged that officers did not take statements from Luke and that search parties were refused and according to them, there has only been one search. They also stated that the FBI was not involved with the case. Elizabeth also wanted to know more about her son’s case and said, “You said the stories didn’t match, so apparently you heard their [police officers] story. If you heard, how come we can’t hear?”
According to InterMountain, Elizabeth also said, “Where was God the day he walked into the police station and wanted to fill out a warrant for Chino, and the cops wouldn’t take him seriously – answer me this,” Elizabeth Stout said, adding that she has been hearing that Pfc. Nick Caynor of the Buckhannon City Police has made comments about her son. “I want that to get investigated. He ought to be dismissed now.” PFC Nick Caynor was recognized in 2012 for having more than 12 DUI arrests in 2011.)
“Think about a momma bear protecting her cubs, the veracity that she will go to to protect her kids,” Preston said. “Here’s Ms. Stout out there, whose son’s been missing for months. What little I know about the case is that it’s being handled either by state or federal entities. While it may have started here in the city of Buckhannon, there’s not much we can do. There’s no answer we can give the Stout family from this government body that’s going to say where is their son.” I can’t help but wonder why Preston doesn’t feel the need to get to the bottom of what Elizabeth was saying, and know more about the case than to claim he knows little.
Incident hits the news
Later that month, Elizabeth was charged with assault on a police officer for disorderly conduct after she started screaming at the hospital staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital and pulled out her IV catheter from her arm and threw it at the officer. Kenneth Stout, Luke’s brother is also facing charges after assaulting a police officer and obstructing an officer and disorderly conduct and carrying a deadly weapon. Robert stout was charged with domestic battery after arguing with his brother and punched him in the face. (Please see comment below from Elizabeth Stout)
Is the family falling apart because of their grief? “A please for my son Luke Stout please call me!!!! With any information you might have!!!!! My number is 304-472-2141. Please do it for Luke!!! Let Luke come home!!! I am praying for you to grow a heart and tell me where my boy is!!!! If not a call, mail it to be, 92 Hickory Flat. Rd. Buckhannon WV 26201. Please. I am begging you with everything in me do the right thing!!!! Let me have my “lucky” !!!!!!!!Luke’s Momma, Elizabeth.”
Stout family is like all the other family’s of the missing
I believe the Stout family thinks that Luke is probably deceased and probably also think it was done by someone that was hired by Chino. What they see as a lack of attention by the police, may be so, but they are not alone. There are 1000’s of missing people out there that are getting little and even no attention from police and media. Some suffering in silence, some carrying on vigils, some giving all their hope to authorities and some hollering for justice.
Elizabeth’s heart wrenching call for help is loud among social media and so far no one has been able to answer that call. Elizabeth is in both emotional and physical pain and regardless, will not go quietly into the night. On Luke’s Facebook page in Dec. 2011 he wrote: “Every day you live your put to the test every day you live its one day less with every day thats passing its catching up with death every day you have you should feel blessed for this could be the last day you have left ~ luke stout
Luke Stout from Buckhannon, West Virginia was last seen by his family on July 18, 2012. He is 24 yrs old, about 5’7″, 110-120 lbs, brown hair and eyes, clean shaven, large scar on his leg below his knee, he smokes and has southern accent. His family says that Luke would not just take off because he helps to take care of his sick mother who is terminally ill and can’t walk. He knows she needs him. He always calls her when he is out to check in on her and to let her know he is OK. Luke was last seen in Buckhannon, WV. He was wearing blue jeans, black T-shirt with the sleeves cut off, black sneakers with neon green shoelaces, and possibly a coat. The police have placed him on their missing persons list.