Missing Person Investigation Lexington County
Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives are seeking help from citizens in locating a 43-year-old Chapin man who was last seen at his parents’ home on Skylark Lane near Chapin on May 7.
Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said detectives are concerned about the well-being of John Henry Mayers, 43, of 210 Skylark Lane, Chapin, because Mayers’ parents and other relatives told detectives that it is out of character for Mayers to remain out of contact with his relatives for a prolonged period of time. Detectives have entered Mayers as a missing person on the National Crime Information Center computer database.
Mayers is 5-foot-10 and weighs 240 pounds, Metts said. Mayers has black hair, brown eyes and a scar that extends from his left ear to his forehead. Mayers was last seen wearing a light blue shirt and dark blue pants.
Mayers’ father, Charles Mayers, reported John Mayers missing to the Sheriff’s Department on May 10, Metts said. Charles Mayers, 72, told a deputy that his son left home at about 9:30 a.m. on May 7 in order to travel to a rehabilitation program, where John Mayers intended to seek treatment for his crack cocaine addiction. Charles Mayers told a deputy that his son left home on foot in order to seek a ride to the drug rehabilitation program.
The Sheriff’s Department has conducted several searches for John Mayers, including aerial searches using the agency’s helicopter, Metts said. The Sheriff’s Department coordinated aerial and ground searches with the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office because Skylark Lane is close to Lexington County’s border with Newberry County.
Metts asked anyone with information about John Mayers or his whereabouts to contact the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department at (803) 785-8230 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Citizens also can provide information anonymously by accessing the Crime Tip link on the Sheriff’s Department web site (www.lexingtonsheriff.com).