On January 8, a security digital camera inside a San Francisco condo constructing captured a laptop programmer going up the steps to his condo, carrying a bottle of wine – earlier than vanishing with out a hint.
There is not any video proof displaying the man, 50-year-old Christopher Woitel, ever leaving his home. He last contacted his mom via social media a day after his last sighting on surveillance video, and he has not been heard from since.
Woitel’s mom reported him missing on January 13. She says there was no exercise on his checking account or bank cards for the previous month.
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Christopher Woitel, 50, has been missing for greater than a month after he was seen entering his San Francisco condo
Video from January 8 reveals Woitel entering his constructing at 8.38pm, carrying a bottle on wine in his hand
Woitel is seen strolling up the steps to his unit, marking his last sighting
Woitel’s condo constructing is positioned on Guerrero Street within the Mission District (pictured)
Woitel’s household, who reside in Chicago, have been pissed off with the purported lack of progress within the search and employed a personal investigator, Scott Williams, to take a take a look at the case.
Williams was given entry to Woitel’s condo on Guerrero Street in San Francisco’s Mission District and located his possessions undisturbed and no indicators of foul play. The search yielded no clues as to the man’s whereabouts, reported Mission Local.
According to Williams, the condo constructing has a again door, however surveillance video from that space didn’t present Woitel leaving.
‘My intestine feeling is one thing dangerous occurred,’ Woitel’s sister Lara Haben advised Mission Local.
Woitel’s siblings had traveled from the Midwest and spent the weekend handing out flyers within the Mission District to boost consciousness of their brother’s plight, reported KPIX.
They additionally shared with the outlet footage that reveals Woitel, carrying a black face masking, a beanie and a tan-colored jacket, going up the steps to his unit, with a bottle of wine in his left hand, at 8.38pm on January 8, marking the last time he was seen.
In the times main as much as his disappearance, family members stated Woitel, who has been combating despair, was performing paranoid. He expressed issues about supporters of President Donald Trump inflicting unrest in San Francisco, and advised his sister he was listening to explosions and felt ‘unsafe.’
He additionally requested Haben for cash to switch his misplaced telephone and talked about a deliberate getaway to the mountains.
Family and mates have described Woitel as a kind-hearted and beneficiant man who has been identified to convey meals and open his home to folks down on their luck, together with a few of San Francisco’s quite a few homeless.
Woitel communicated with his mom on January 9 and has not been heard from since; his checking account and bank cards haven’t been used
‘It was all the time a little regarding, and he didn’t actually like to speak to me about it an excessive amount of as a result of I’d all the time say, “What are you doing, why are you doing that?”‘ good friend Jennifer Berg advised the San Francisco Examiner.
Williams, the personal investigator, advised the Mission Local that he has positioned a homeless man who’s believed to be among the many last folks to go to Woitel at his condo earlier than his mysterious disappearance.
The man, who goes by the nickname ‘Bood,’ was allegedly discovered to be in possession of Woitel’s cellphone, which he stated the pc programmer had bought him for $100.
According to Williams, the man claimed to have psychic talents and advised him that Woitel had been ‘shot within the head and wrapped in plastic’ throughout a theft by a group of males earlier than his physique was thrown into the San Francisco Bay.
‘It is evident [the man] suffers from psychological sickness and as such might be delusional,’ the investigator stated.
Woitel was stated to be infatuated with Bood and would spend his cash on regardless of the man needed. According to a good friend, Woitel allowed the homeless man to remain at his condo and paid his telephone payments.
Woitel’s siblings, together with sisters Kathy Flynn (left) and Lara Haben (proper) had traveled from the Midwest this weekend to go out fliers within the Mission District
Two days earlier than Woitel vanished, surveillance video inside his constructing caught Bood entering his condo, and leaving the next morning.
On the eve of Woitel’s disappearance, he despatched Bood an indignant, expletive-laden message on Facebook, accusing him of utilizing his social media account to ‘harass folks.’
‘You f***ing a**gap!’ Woitel reportedly wrote to Bood. ‘DONE. THAT’S IT. ENOUGH. You are on your individual. You are far an excessive amount of hassle…Don’t ever come right here once more!’
Woitel’s good friend speculated that it’s unlikely that Bood harmed the man himself as a result of he has hassle strolling as a result of a leg damage.
Woitel’s neighbor additionally revealed to the Mission Local that the programmer has been making an attempt to keep away from two mates, whom he described as ‘thugs from the underworld,’ elevating the likelihood that the 50-year-old might need escaped and was ‘mendacity low.’
Woitel is described as a white man, standing at 5 ft 10 inches and weighing 200lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with data regarding Woitel’s whereabouts is being requested to name the SFPD 24-hour tip line at 1-415-575-4444.