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New leads sought in search for El Dorado County man

Charles Thompson
Charles Thompson Courtesy El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office

El Dorado County sheriff’s officials are seeking new leads regarding the disappearance of a Fairplay man nearly a year ago.

Charles Thompson, 53, has been missing since the afternoon of Oct. 2, when he left his residence with an unidentified woman. Detectives tracked the two to Jackson, where they were last seen on Oct. 3, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

Thompson, a longtime El Dorado County resident, is described as 6 feet tall, weighing about 165 pounds with blond collar-length hair and blue eyes.

Sheriff’s officials urge anyone who saw Thompson around the time of his disappearance, or who may have information about him or the woman he was with, to call Detective Rich Horn at 530-642-4729. Tips may be left anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 916-443-4357, or 800-222-7463.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy