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Missing Men. Huntington, West Virginia News from Eyewitness News

There are 22 comments on the WCHS-TV Charleston story from Dec 15, 2013, titled Missing Men. Huntington, West Virginia News from Eyewitness News. In it, WCHS-TV Charleston reports that:

Dave Benton Web Producer: Heath Harrison Reported: Dec. 15, 2013 9:42 PM EST Updated: Dec. 15, 2013 9:48 PM EST Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia Police still need help finding two men who have gone missing in Huntington.

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Alexandria, VA

#1 Dec 16, 2013
Has anyone heard anything about the missing James Darren Mathis in Huntigton?
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sad

Alexandria, VA

#3 Dec 17, 2013
Wondering wrote:
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Was wondering too? His family has not made any appearances or done anything to help find him. Must be hiding something, since they don't seem too concerned he's missing. And HPD has not mentioned him either.
there is a fb page for him. I think it's help find darren or something like that. The news had it on fb today
whatsup

Charleston, WV

#4 Dec 30, 2013
yeah the news and HPD care so much, the family and friends have been out searching almost daily, yet the news is reporting it, and the PD hasn't even questioned his co-workers nor have they even checked out the car, its just sitting on the police lot. Guess HPD is doing their job. The page is called Bring Darren Home
Mmx5

Proctorville, OH

#5 Dec 31, 2013
How do you know what HPD has done or not done with his car?
Know them

Fairbanks, AK

#6 Dec 31, 2013
Mmx5 wrote:
How do you know what HPD has done or not done with his car?
Cause it's Hpd. They are known for doing nothing. U could go find him take him to Hpd they still wouldn't do anything. Town maybe better without them!! Worthless!!!! And yes grammar police I know I misspelled words.
Mmx5

Proctorville, OH

#7 Dec 31, 2013
I think the town would be much better off without all the pilheads and junkies. They are too busy stealing from everyone to feed their habits. Maybe you should keep that in mind that it drains the resources of the local police departments. Hence they get overwhelmed by petty crimes. Think about it. Better yet, do something about it instead of being a backseat driver.
Know them

Fairbanks, AK

#8 Dec 31, 2013
Mmx5 wrote:
I think the town would be much better off without all the pilheads and junkies. They are too busy stealing from everyone to feed their habits. Maybe you should keep that in mind that it drains the resources of the local police departments. Hence they get overwhelmed by petty crimes. Think about it. Better yet, do something about it instead of being a backseat driver.
I did. I left the shit hole. Ur right drugs r taking over, cause the Hpd won't do anything to stop it. I tried for years to help keep the city up. I for one cannot fight a losing battle!! Huntington sucks bc the ppl who run it want it that way. Hpd has had every opportunity to get it right. They chose not to! I know this for a fact!! They turn a blind eye cause they are to lazy to do the paperwork and follow through!! I've lived it. It u want a better life get out while u can!! It will never change, to much $$ involved!! When the cops are crooks who can u trust!!
whatsup

Madison, WV

#9 Jan 1, 2014
I know the family, and he was NOT a pill head or junkie.
Mmx5

Elderton, PA

#10 Jan 1, 2014
No one said he was a pillhead or junkie. My point was that the petty crimes perpetrated in this area are mostly motivated by drugs. Those cases often drain the pd's resources and then they cannot give other cases such as this more concentrated attention.
whatsup

Madison, WV

#11 Jan 2, 2014
Mmx5 wrote:
No one said he was a pillhead or junkie. My point was that the petty crimes perpetrated in this area are mostly motivated by drugs. Those cases often drain the pd's resources and then they cannot give other cases such as this more concentrated attention.
sorry I misread what you had said. I agree if it were a case of drugs, they'd search for a while...then stop. just look at the shooting of the 4 teen on prom night.
common sense

Charleston, WV

#12 Jan 2, 2014
Mmx5 wrote:
No one said he was a pillhead or junkie. My point was that the petty crimes perpetrated in this area are mostly motivated by drugs. Those cases often drain the pd's resources and then they cannot give other cases such as this more concentrated attention.
All you have to do is watch the news...it's a losing battle...they need to make Detroit fund/supply some police officers for the area, ours prob don't have time for speeding tickets anymore.
Cata

Huntington, WV

#13 Jan 20, 2014
Does anyone have any information that could help with this case?
sassy

Glenwood, WV

#14 Jan 20, 2014
The family had a search scheduled for Saturday 18, some of us just started walking the river banks looking for anything, his family is desperately looking for him. His car was left on the 31st bridge, in Huntington. His wife who is so sadden and heart broken doesn't believe he would hurt himself, I have followed this from the day it was on tv, and I don't think Darren would do this to his family. He is a great family man, and loves her deeply, I'm thinking someone stole his car, did something to him, he could be wondering around with head trauma, or anything is possible this day and time. So please keep your eyes open and ears to the ground if you hear anything or remember anything his family has a facebook page Bring Darren Home. thanks
Keep our eyes open

Huntington, WV

#15 Jan 25, 2014
No one even knows where to look all we know is the 31st bridge. If he has head trauma and wondering around somewhere people should know some places he went to a lot sometime people with head trauma go to something they are familiar to even if they don't remember why its familiar. On the down side he went missing sometime after 9 or 10 pm. Where would he go in his PJs? Maybe got a craving for some to eat. We don't even know where what route he would take from his home that would lead to fast food. He could have got in his car at home to get a late night snack and someone right there in the driveway could have taken his care and dumped him anywhere from home to the 31st bridge. So from his home is there any wooded areas? Abandon houses? Ditches? Bodys of water besides the river like lakes, ponds? There is not enough information and leaving it up just to the police I am sorry is not the best thing. 9/10 time the police solve a case from help with the public. Something to think about is to take a map out it on the wall and high light the area from his home to the 31st bridge and pin all wooded areas, lakes, ponds, abandon houses anywhere to search when the weather gets clearer!!!
Mmx5

Proctorville, OH

#16 Jan 25, 2014
You realize that he has been missing for several weeks. Not likely to have head trauma and wandering around for this long. And also not likely to be around here period. I hate to sound cruel or mean, but he probably will not be found. Though I hope for his family and friends that he is. But someone would have seen him by now.
Jus wonderin

Huntington, WV

#17 Jan 25, 2014
Mmx5 wrote:
You realize that he has been missing for several weeks. Not likely to have head trauma and wandering around for this long. And also not likely to be around here period. I hate to sound cruel or mean, but he probably will not be found. Though I hope for his family and friends that he is. But someone would have seen him by now.
Okay so the down side is he may be deceased. So from his home to the Bridge his body could have been dumped. First place everyone looked was the river so maybe the killer thought of that too and dump the body somewhere else. So from the home to the bridge are there wooded areas, ditches, loose soil that would be easy to bury a body, abandoned houses, etc. The car on the bridge could be a decoy so that people will look in the opposite of where his body could be which if so worked well because that is the only known area of focus.
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Charlena Dempsey

Huntington, WV

#19 Jan 25, 2014
Mmx5 wrote:
What would be the motive in murdering him? He took nothing with him. His car was left on the bridge. The only thing missing is him and the keys to the vehicle. No motive for murdering him. That makes no sense. Makes more sense that he ended up in the river. The water has been up several times since his disappearance. He would be long gone by now.
That being said, contrary to whatever people may think, not always do people give clues when they are suicidal. No one truly knows what another person may be hiding or struggling with. Some people are very good at locking things away from their loved ones. Either way, his family deserves closure.
You are absolutely right but on wsaz.com the article posted Dec 21st 2013 of Darren's disappearance his wife stated that she didn't think he was capable of committing suicide "without leaving a note". Which like you said no one truly knows what one will or will not do but there is no evidence that this was a possible suicide nor is there any evidence of a possible abduction or murder. There is not much of anything really. Just the fact that sometime between 9 pm and 2:15 am he disappeared and his car was found on the 31st street bridge.
Charlena Dempsey

Huntington, WV

#20 Jan 25, 2014
Mmx5 wrote:
What would be the motive in murdering him? He took nothing with him. His car was left on the bridge. The only thing missing is him and the keys to the vehicle. No motive for murdering him. That makes no sense. Makes more sense that he ended up in the river. The water has been up several times since his disappearance. He would be long gone by now.
That being said, contrary to whatever people may think, not always do people give clues when they are suicidal. No one truly knows what another person may be hiding or struggling with. Some people are very good at locking things away from their loved ones. Either way, his family deserves closure.
Also no one can speak of motives as there is no information on this person, his life style, people he knew. The only information is he the clothes he was last seen wearing, that he was last seen at home home going to bed with his wife and disappeared sometime after 9 pm and around 2:15 am dispatchers got a call about a car abandon on the 31st bridge which turned out to be Darren's. There is nothing in the articles to suggest anything no suicide, no abduction, no murder, just missing.
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Any updates

Huntington, WV

#22 Feb 13, 2014
This case has fallen silent :(
Just a thought

Ashland, KY

#23 Feb 13, 2014
Mmx5 wrote:
You realize that he has been missing for several weeks. Not likely to have head trauma and wandering around for this long. And also not likely to be around here period. I hate to sound cruel or mean, but he probably will not be found. Though I hope for his family and friends that he is. But someone would have seen him by now.
Was there any connection between this man and the man who committed suicide on the 17th Street bridge?
They both went missing at the same time, I just wondered if they knew each other, etc.

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