Rochelle Denise Battle
North American Missing Persons Network
Rochelle Denise Battle

Above Images: Battle, circa 2009

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 6, 2009 from Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 5, 1992
  • Age: 16
  • Height: 5'3"
  • Weight: 170 lbs
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Tattoo of skeleton on right forearm.
  • Clothing: Brown hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, brown knee high boots.
  • Case Number: 090701871

  • Details of Disappearance
    Rochelle was last seen on March 6, 2009. Her mother last spoke to her on a cell phone Friday, March 6 at 10 p.m. The teen said she took the subway and a bus to Eastern Baltimore County to go to Eastpoint Mall. She said she was shopping and would be home soon. The night of March 6th between 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Battle may have taken a #23 or #24 MTA bus from the Eastpoint Mall area to the intersection of Eastern Blvd and Old Eastern Ave. As her family continually tried to get in touch with her, Battle's cell phone went dead. Police are concerned that Battle may have met a stranger just before she disappeared, possibly a man she met online. Police are identifying him as a white man in his 30s. Rochelle was not attending school at the time of her disappearance.

    A suspect was arrested in April 2010 and and charged with murder. Jason Gross was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the murder of Rochelle Battle.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Baltimore County Police Department
    (410) 887-2222
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

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