Police: Husband of missing Portage woman found dead

Posted at 4:24 PM, Oct 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-24 23:34:16-04

Christopher Lockhart

PORTAGE, Mich. -- Portage Police say the husband of missing woman Theresa Lockhart was found dead Tuesday.

Authorities responded to the home of Christopher Lockhart at about 10:48 a.m. Tuesday.

He was found dead at the home and police say preliminary investigation indicates his death is a possible suicide, according to a release.

Police have blocked off an area around the home in the 10000 block of Poplar Bluff.

Theresa Lockhart has been missing since May.  Christopher was investigated as a person-of-interest in the case.

“My hope was that he would go to Jail and get out of our neighborhood and lose his house or something, says Bryan Sallman, a neighbor who lives a few doors down.

Neighbors hoping that this will somehow help lead police to Theresa.

“If he did do it, I hope he leaves some explanation of what happened to her, for her family. You know about where her body is at.” Says Sallman.

Portage Police say they responded to the home Tuesday for a welfare check after Christopher

Theresa Lockhart (Photo provided by the Portage Department of Public Safety)

Lockhart missed a 10 a.m. report time at the Kalamazoo Office of Community Corrections.

"His tether indicated no movement" for several hours, police said in a release.