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Christopher “Cole” Thomas went missing on November 25, 2016, from Benson, North Carolina. He was 22 years old at the time of his disappearance. According to investigators, he was taking a road trip from Minnesota to Durham, North Carolina with two new friends - Jeremy Carpenter and Julian Valles Jr. The three men were planning on buying drugs from an acquaintance in North Carolina.

After obtaining drugs the three men drove past a police car. Cole became very nervous and threw the drugs out of the car. According to Jeremy and Julian, Cole fled from his car shortly after 1 a.m. No one has seen or heard from Cole since.

Join Kristi as she interviews Laura Raynor, a podcast listener and armchair detective, who has taken a personal interest in this case. Laura has such a passion for this case she went to CrimeCon in New Orleans to help raise awareness of Cole’s disappearance.

You can follow the Facebook page “Find Cole Thomas” facebook.com/findcolethomas/ to stay updated on this case. Anyone with information regarding the disappearance of Christopher Cole Thomas is asked to contact Benson Police at 919-894-2091.

Southern Gone is an independently produced podcast. This means everything we do is on our time and our dime. If you enjoy this podcast please leave a review and comment for a chance to be featured on a future episode. For everything Southern Gone visit our website www.SouthernGone.com.

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Sources:

https://jocoreport.com/one-year-later-cole-thomas-disappearance-still-unsolved/

https://www.facebook.com/findcolethomas/

https://www.wral.com/men-linked-to-cole-thomas-disappearance-ask-for-reduction-in-bond/17246969/

https://www.wral.com/bond-lowered-suspects-in-cole-thomas-case-likely-to-go-free/18657116/


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