FOLLOWUP: Missing, Developmentally-Disabled Burien Man Has Been Found

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Christopher Nuckols, 39, was found at a park on Queen Anne hill in Seattle, and is safely back home at his parent's home in Burien. Photo courtesy King County Sheriff's Office.

UPDATE 5/31/11: Sgt. John Urquhart of the King County Sheriff’s Office reported to us Tuesday, May 31st that Christopher Nuckols, the developmentally disabled Burien man missing since May 6th, has been found by his family and safely returned home.

“His parents found him at a park on Queen Anne…same place he ended up at least once before.,” Urqhart said. “This was on May 20th, but it took them awhile to let us know.”

Previously we reported about his original missing persons report, then did another post about a woman who thought she saw him in front of the Burien Taco Bell.

We love happy endings, so we thought this was worth sharing.


UPDATE 5/9/11 6 p.m.: BTB Reader Karen Gambrel reported via a series of messages through Facebook (“Like” us here) that she may have spotted Christopher Nuckols, the developmentally disabled Burien man missing since Friday, May 6th:

“He was standing on the corner of 152nd and 1st Ave in front of Taco Bell about 12:15 we where just coming from church.

He kept pacing back and fourth waiting for the light to change.”

Karen alerts us that she has contacted the King County Sheriff’s Office.

We find this possible break very encouraging, and we urge our Readers to be on the watch for this man as he may still be around Burien.

PREVIOUSLY: The King County Sheriff’s Office reports that Christopher Nuckols, 39, a developmentally disabled Burien man, is still missing, and that they’re seeking the public’s help in finding him.

Nuckols apparently has the mental capacity of about a 10-year old, and is unable to speak more than a few words.

He was last seen Friday, May 6th about 1:30 p.m. at a house in the 800 block of SW 125 Street where he lives with his parents. He is African American, 6’ 2” tall, 220 lbs., with brown hair. He was wearing gray sweats when last seen, and as we previously reported, was not wearing any shoes.

Chris has wandered away in the past, and has been found in the Queen Anne area and north Seattle, among other places. He was once located at Rodgers Park, 2800 3rd Ave West on Queen Anne. He doesn’t drive and typically walks everywhere.

If anyone has seen Chris, they are asked to call the King County Sheriff’s Office at (206) 296-3311 (24 hours) or 9-1-1.

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