Vigil Held for Missing Middle River Man

The search continues for Charles Duckett, who was reported missing Dec. 2 after he didn't return from his shift as part of a managed deer hunt at the Triadelphia reservoir.

A vigil was held Sunday night for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission employee from Middle River who disappeared while at work on Dec. 2 in Montgomery County.

Charles “Chuck” Duckett after he did not return following his shift as part of a managed deer hunt at the Triadelphia reservoir. According to the WSSC, search efforts have continued every day since but there is still no clue as to what happened to Duckett, a 35-year-old married father of three.

About 150 people, including Duckett’s wife, Kisha, along with family and friends, gathered at Brighton Dam to remember the missing man, according to a WSSC news release.
As part of the vigil, WSSC reported that those in attendance placed flowers and notes at the scene and prayed for some sort of closure in the search for Duckett.

WSSC released the following statements at the vigil from Duckett’s family:

“Chuck, we miss you,” said Erin Coleman, a family friend speaking on behalf of Kisha Duckett. “We pray you can find your way home to your beautiful family…you have always been and always will be surrounded by love. May God hold you close until we meet you again.”

Chuck’s uncle, Lowell Duckett, thanked everyone who has supported the family.

“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,” Lowell Duckett said in the release. “We want to thank you for prayers, and thank you for what you have done and what you’re going to continue to do.”

WSSC CEO/general manager Jerry N. Johnson is offering deepest sympathies to Duckett’s family and is upset closure could not be offered yet for the family of the 12-year employee of the commission.

For those who would like to help, the family has set up a trust fund to pay for expenses. Donations can be sent to WSSC Credit Union, Benefit for Chuck Duckett Family, PO Box 1187, Laurel, MD 20725.

Please make checks payable to Charles Duckett Family.


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