North American Missing Persons Network
Jason Rodney Galehouse

Above Images: Galehouse, circa 2003

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 20, 2003 from Tampa, Florida.
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: November 14, 1977
  • Age: 26
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Weight: 185 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Clothing: Red sweater, blue jeans, athletic shoes.
  • Jewelry: Watch with dark leather band and silver face,
    silver ring.
  • NCIC Number: M-163746454
  • Case Number: 03-588940

  • Details of Disappearance
    Since 1995, several gay men have been reported missing under similar circumstances from the Tampa / St. Pete area. James Shumaker, 36, Bradley Lee Williams, 31, Jason Galehouse, 26, and Michael Wayne Wachholtz, 26, have all disappeared.

    Michael and Jason are the two most recent missing persons. Both were last seen on December 20, 2003. Jason was last seen at the gay bar 2606 on Armenia leaving with 2 men. Michael went missing within hours from his apartment and close to where Jason was last seen. On Thursday January 8th, 2003, Michaelís body was found in his vehicle in an apartment complex in Tampa.

    After an investigation involving the Drug Enforcement Agency, Tampa Police Department, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, and Florida Department of Law Enforcement, an affidavit was filed in May 2005 in the United States District Court of Tampa. The affidavit describes the planned abduction and murder of both Jason and Michael. The defendants did not target specifically Jason and Michael; their alleged crime appears to be one of opportunity.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Tampa Police Department
    Detective Chip DeBlock
    (813) 276-3575
    Detective Jerry Keith
    (813) 276-3507

    Source Information
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement
    National Center for Missing Adults
    Find Jason