Missing Charlotte man last seen in early January

Derrick Chambers, 25, of Charlotte.

A Charlotte man has been missing since early January, prompting family and friends to reach out to the public in an effort to locate him.

Derrick Chambers, 25, was last seen departing his home in the 10200 block of Hawkeye Drive in southwestern Charlotte on Jan. 3, 2013. His mother told police that he left on foot but did not return home. He has not answered phone calls from family or friends.

According to Chambers’ sister, he is approximately 5’9″ or 5’10” in height and he weighs 160 to 170 pounds. He is known to have a low haircut and a wide smile. He has a tattoo on his left arm which reads, “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only begotten Son.”

Chambers’ family believes he may be suffering from mental issues, according to WCNC.

Chambers is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University, class of 2009. He graduated from Charlotte’s now-closed E. E. Waddell High School in 2005.

Anyone who has seen Chambers or has information about him or his whereabouts is urged to call the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department at 704-336-7495 or Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. Any clue about Chambers, however insignificant it may seem, could prove vital in finding him.