On April 2, a family member of Christopher Jay Dovel, 29, of Stuarts Draft, filed a missing person’s report with the Police Department. She indicated that neither she nor anyone else in Dovel’s family has had any contact with him since February 12. On that day Dovel came by her house intoxicated with injuries to his wrists that could have come from a suicide attempt. He fled the residence when police officers arrived. The vehicle he was driving that day was abandoned the following day in the Harrisonburg area.
Dovel is a white male, 6’1”, and 165 pounds with brown hair, brown eyes and some facial hair. He occasionally wears eyeglasses. He has been entered into the NCIC, or National Crime Information Center, database as a “missing-endangered adult.” Since February 12, he has been listed as only a “wanted person” in NCIC.