Samuel Lee Houchens
Houchens, approximately 2018
Date reported missing : 06/20/2018
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 53 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 160 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A gray t-shirt, navy blue and orange University of Virginia Cavaliers basketball shorts, and brown deck shoes.
Medical conditions : Houchens is an alcoholic and has a history of drug abuse. According to his girlfriend, he had stopped using drugs prior to his disappearance, but had recently started again. He has mobility issues and, although he can walk, he often uses a scooter get around. His scooter was left behind.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Blond hair, hazel eyes. Houchens has a tattoo on his forearm and a tattoo on his the back of his hand.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Houchens was last seen at his home in the 1600 block of Meridian Street in Charlottesville, Virginia on the evening of June 20, 2018. He has never been heard from again. His scooter was left behind at home, and the back of his phone and the phone battery were found in the backyard, but the phone itself was missing.
Houchens may still be in the local area. It's uncharacteristic of him to leave without warning and his family is concerned for his safety. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Charlottesville Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Virginia State Police
The Daily Progress
The AWARE Foundation
October 12, 2004. June 27, 2019; .
Interactive Missing Person Search Map