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Boyfriend of missing Cape Coral man extradited to South Carolina

He has not been charged with any crime related to the disappearance of Barry Schmalbach
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Posted at 4:31 PM, Aug 03, 2023

LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. — A missing Cape Coral man's boyfriend was extradited to South Carolina Thursday on an arrest warrant, not related to the missing man's case.

On August 1, 35-year-old Christopher Davis was arrested in Cape Coral. He now sits in a Lexington County jail for a 2018 out-of-state warrant. The warrant is for probation violation for larceny, according to court records in Lexington County.

Lexington County Sheriff's Office

Davis has not been charged with any crime related to the disappearance of 56-year-old Barry Schmalbach. According to Schmalbach's police report, Davis was the last person to see Schmalbach on July 19.

In the Cape Coral police report, it says he told officers the last time Davis saw Schmalbach was at the Cruisers bar in downtown Cape Coral. The report states Davis saw Schmalbach get into an Uber or another person's car and left. However, police said in a news conference Schmalbach was last seen at his apartment on July 19.

Schmalbach's family said he left with no belongings, including his car, telling Fox 4 it sparked a lot of suspicion for the family.

CCPD says they believe foul play is involved in the disappearance of Schmalbach, and said they have a person of interest but can not disclose their identity at this time.

CCPD says multiple counties are involved in the investigation and are dedicated to finding him.

According to CCPD they have talked with family and are continuing to provide them with updates throughout the case.

CCPD is encouraging residents to contact them if they have any information regarding the whereabouts of Schmalbach.