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Blake Chappell (Unsolved Homicide)

Blake was walking home from his girlfriend’s house around 5:30 am when he disappeared. His body was found two months later floating in a nearby stream, the victim of an unsolved homicide.

The Disappearance (La Desaparición)

Circumstances (Circunstancias)

The blue ‘X’ marks Newnan, GA where Blake was murdered. The red dotted outline is Clayton County.
Source: Reddit
  • 5:30pm (17:30) — Blake and Rion have dinner at Tokyo’s Steakhouse in Newnan
  • 7:00pm (19:00) — Blake and Rion are driven to East Coweta High School
  • 10:30pm (22:30) — Shannon brings Blake and Rion to the Cameron home in Newnan
  • 11:30pm (23:30) — Shannon drives Blake to Austin Harmon’s home in Newnan
Distance may vary. The exact route Blake took and the precise addresses for the homes involved are not clear. This is just to give a general idea.
  • 2:00am — Blake texts Rion’s that he is headed her way
  • 2:00am — 3:00am — Blake leaves Austin’s wearing his jacket and a white t-shirt
  • 4:30am — Blake arrives at Rion’s wearing a white hoodie
  • 5:00am — Blake and Rion are caught in her room alone and Blake starts walking back to Austin’s
  • 5:30am — Blake texts Rion that he is pulled over by a police officer. The officer apparently leaves and Blake sends his final text. He is not heard from again.
  • Employee at that BP Station in Summer Grove said he saw a person fitting the description at approximately 7:30am when he asked about their opening hours. When told it would not open until 8:00am, the person walked away.
  • Sighting at the Dave and Buster’s on Newnan Station Drive.
  • Sighting at a QuickTrip along Highway 34.

Demographics (Descripción)

Distinguishing Features (Características Distintivas)

  • Lip Piercings
  • Small Playboy Bunny Tattoo on his Chest
  • Perforaciones de labios
  • Pequeño tatuaje de conejita de Playboy en su pecho

Medical Concerns (Atención Médica)

  • May have struggled with selective mutism when he was in a stressful situation.
  • Puede haber tenido problemas con el mutismo selectivo cuando estaba en una situación estresante.

Suspects (Sospechoso)

  • Unknown
  • Desconocido

Clothing (Ropa)

  • Black Pants
  • White Undershirt Shirt
  • Boxers
  • White T-Shirt
  • He may have been wearing a jacket or a white hoodie with the brand name “Aeropostale” in brown lettering
  • Black Backpack containing a pocket knife, phone charger, and personal hygiene items (e.g., deodorant)
  • Pantalones negros
  • Camiseta interior blanca
  • Boxeadores
  • Camiseta blanca
  • Es posible que haya estado usando una chaqueta o una sudadera con capucha blanca con el nombre de la marca “Aeropostale” en letras marrones.
  • Mochila negra que contiene una navaja de bolsillo, un cargador de teléfono y artículos de higiene personal (p. ej., desodorante)

Vehicle (Vehículo)

  • Unknown
  • Desconocido


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  • Nelms, B. (2011) ‘Senoia teen identified as murder victim’, The Citizen, 22 December, Link
  • Levins, S. (2022) ‘He vanished after his high school homecoming dance in 2011. His family continues to fight for justice in his murder’, 11 Alive, 24 August, Link.
  • Winjaw (2012) ‘The Death Of Blake Chappell’, Just Flip the Dog, 16 October, Link.
  • Reddit, “This cold case is SO wild. A 17 year old is murdered walking home after homecoming, found naked in a creek after 2 months of being missing, and 10 years later it’s never been solved.”, Link.
  • Leftwich, R. (2021) ‘Who killed Blake Chappell?’, The Newnan Times-Herald, 24 September, Link.
  • Blake’s Tribute Wall for his Obituary (Link)
  • Megan (2021) ‘The Unsolved Murder of Blake Chappell’, True Crime Mysteries, 28 December, Link.
  • Baldwin, J. (2021) ‘The Unsolved Murder of Blake Chappell’, Medium, 2 November (Link)
  • Uncovered (2022) ‘Blake Chappell’, 31 December (Link)
  • Find a Grave, ‘Blake Tyler Chappell’, (Link)
  • GoFundMe ‘Justic for Blake Chappell’ (Link)
  • True Case Files (2022) ‘The Murder of Blake Chappell’, May (Link)
  • Boone, C. (2011) ‘Body found in Newnan identified as missing 17-year-old’, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, 23 December (Link)
  • Nelms, B. (2011) ‘Senoia teen identified as murder victim’, The Citizen, 22 December (Link)
  • Websleuths (Link)
  • Blake Tyler Chappell Obituary (Link)
  • Pundir, R. (2022) ‘Mysteries That We Wish We Knew The Answers To’, Ranker, 11 May (Link)


  • Luminol (2022) ‘Homecoming & ERApostale, 2 November (Link)
  • Voices for Justice (2022) ‘Blake Chappell’ (Link)
  • Catch My Killer (2021) ‘Episode 106: Blake Chappell’, 31 October (Link)
  • The Killers (2021) ‘S01 E09 — Case 09: Blake Chappell’, 30 July (Link)
  • Seriously Mysterious, ‘Who Killed Blake Chappell?’ (Link)
  • True Crime Squad (2021) ‘The Mysterious Death of Blake Chappell’, 13 July, (Link)
  • Strange and Unexplained (2021) ‘#75 The Story of Blake Chappell’, 1 November (Link)
  • Missing (2022) ‘312 // Blake Chappell — Part 1’, August (Link to Part 1) (Link to Part 2)
  • Morbid (2022) ‘The Unsolved Murder of Blake Tyler Chappell’, July (Link)
  • Six Degrees of WTF (2022) ‘Episode 76: Doll Face’, 20 September (Link)



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