Wednesday, November 30, 2022

This Hampton man has been missing since August. Now his son is hoping the public can help

Theodoric Elton Hunter Sr. ,49, is missing since Aug. 25, 2019. (WYDaily/Courtesy Hampton Police Division)
Theodoric Elton Hunter Sr. ,49, is missing since Aug. 25, 2019. (WYDaily/Courtesy Hampton Police Division)

He loves his job at The Port of Virginia and was even recommending his son, Theodoric Hunter Jr., apply there to one day work alongside him.

So when Hunter Jr. learned his father, Theodoric Hunter Sr., didn’t show up for work on Aug. 25, he said he knew something had to be wrong.

“I don’t see him leaving without letting me know and he wouldn’t just up and leave his job without having a backup job or other income…he would’ve told me,” he said.

Since his father’s disappearance, Hunter Jr. said he and his family have been reaching out to anyone his father may have been in contact with but to no avail — as of Nov. 21, the 49-year-old Hunter Sr. from the 400 block of Hollywood Avenue in Hampton is still missing.

Hunter Jr. said his father’s wife is the last person reported to have seen Hunter Sr. on Aug. 24 when he stormed out of their home during an argument and drove away in his 2019 black Nissan Altima that night.

The last time Hunter Jr. said he saw his father was about a week before he disappeared and he took this photo of Hunter Sr. holding his grandson.

Theodoric Hunter Sr. (left) holds his grandson nearly a week before he suddenly went missing from Hampton. (WYDaily/Courtesy Theodoric Hunter Jr.)
Theodoric Hunter Sr. (left) holds his grandson nearly a week before he suddenly went missing from Hampton. (WYDaily/Courtesy Theodoric Hunter Jr.)

In a September news release, officials at the Hampton Police Division released Hunter Sr.’s Virginia license plate No. —  UYY-5688 —  and said “at this time, all efforts to locate or contact Mr. Hunter have been unsuccessful.”

Theodoric Hunter Sr. was reportedly last seen driving a black 2019 Nissan Altima like the one in this photo. (WYDaily/Courtesy Hampton Police Division Stock Photo — Not Actual Vehicle)
Theodoric Hunter Sr. was reportedly last seen driving a black 2019 Nissan Altima like the one in this photo. (WYDaily/Courtesy Hampton Police Division Stock Photo — Not Actual Vehicle)

Recently contacted, Hampton Police spokesman Reggie Williams said the investigative team “is still taking active efforts to seek out leads” but couldn’t provide any further comment on an active investigation.

The last tip Hunter Jr. said he received from investigators was that they possibly spotted his father’s vehicle traveling eastbound through the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel on Aug. 26, or the Monday after he went missing.

“Nothing else came out of that,” he said.

Now the family is hoping the community will assist in the search.

Anyone with information that could assist police in the investigation of Hunter Sr.’s whereabouts should contact the Hampton Police Division at 757–727–6111 or 888-LOCK-U-UP. 

Tips can also be submitted anonymously through a secure form by clicking here or visiting P3Tips.com.

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