North American Missing Persons Network
Ronnie A. Bolin

Above: Bolin, circa 1996

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 8, 1996 from Jefferson County, Missouri
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: December 28, 1962
  • Age: 33
  • Height: 5'7"
  • Weight: 300 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Case Number: 1996-44440
  • NCIC Number: M753063561

  • Details of Disappearance
    Bolin disappeared from Jefferson County, Missouri on July 8, 1996. Bolin, then 33 years old, lived in Hillsboro, Missouri, about 45 minutes outside of St. Louis. He was last seen by his father on July 8, 1996.

    His father told detectives that Bolin had loaned Curtis “Wayne” Wright $1,500 for a car and was having trouble getting paid back. That day, Bolin planned to meet up with Wright to collect the money. Bolin’s father questioned Wright, who told him he had paid Bolin and then dined with him at a St. Louis Pizza Hut.

    Bolin’s brother said someone had broken into Bolin’s trailer that March and stolen a computer. The brother suspected Wright was the thief. In April, the brother said Wright and another unidentified man had pulled up next to Bolin in traffic and fired a shot into his driver’s side window. Bolin found and kept the bullet and had his window replaced. Bolin got involved in drugs after his divorce in 1994 and had been using meth with Wright.

    Officials in Jefferson County, Missouri, confirmed that Wright is now and has always been a person of interest in Bolin’s disappearance. Two years after Bolin disappeared, investigators met with a woman who said a friend of Wright’s stopped by her home in July 1996 to borrow a shovel. The man told her that he, Wright and two other men had “killed a preacher” and need to bury the body. He told the woman that Bolin knew Wright and the others were stealing computers and was going to tell on them.

    A caller told investigators Bolin and Wright worked together at a computer business and had a falling out when Bolin discovered money missing. The man said Wright’s ex-girlfriend’s father had told him that Wright and another man had used a wood chipper to crush Bolin’s bones, scattering them around Wright’s home in Hillsboro.

    Wright has been arrested in connection with the death of Bonita Springs doctor Teresa Sievers in 2015.

    Bolin’s white Subaru was discovered abandoned in the parking lot of a car wash located in North St. Louis, Missouri on July 9, the day after he was last seen. The keys were inside the vehicle and the driver's side door was wide open. Detectives found no sign of a struggle. Investigators found a phone message on Bolin’s machine that had “a male voice on it which was in a threatening manner.

    He is a former minister for the Church Of God and at the time of his disappearance was employed as a temporary clerical and computer worker. Bolin has never been heard from again.

    In 2001 an Illinois inmate being held in a stabbing case admitted to killing about a dozen people, including Bolin. Corey Fox was charged with Bolin’s murder but the charges were dropped about eight months later. Fox later recanted, and prosecutors said they believed he was seeking to derail his trial for the stabbing.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Jefferson County Sheriff's Department

    Source Information
    Jefferson County Sheriff's Department
    Naples News