Joseph Thomas Rodziewicz, Jr.
North American Missing Persons Network
Joseph Thomas Rodziewicz, Jr.

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Above Images: Rodziewicz

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 1989 from Methuen, Essex County, Massachusetts
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: March 25, 1957
  • Age: 32
  • Height: 6'0-6'2"
  • Weight: 240-270 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown, long
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Moustache and goatee. Wore strong
    prescription eyeglasses with aviator style gold wire frames. Umbilicus scarred
    over (belly button sewn shut from surgery when a baby). Possible throat scar.
    Multiple homemade tattoos over body but the following are known: Left lower arm
    known to have a cross with JOE below it and "F.T.W." below that and then followed
    by DFFL in descending letters. below that extending down to hand. On lower fingers
    of one hand had F-U-C-K and either L-O-V-E OR H-A-T-E on the other hand: one letter
    per finger. He also had tattoos on the inner aspect of left arm but they are unknown
    as well as multiple other homemade tattos on right arm and on chest as well -- women's
    names of possibly Kathy and Sally. Left ear piereced but torn or notched from having
    an earring pulled out.
  • Clothing: Liked to wear jeans, T-shirts, and vests and if he wore a hat,
    it was one with a brim and of the type pictured in photo. Wore workboots or cowboy
    type boots, approximately size 12. Used a chain to secure his wallet to pocket and
    could be carrying a rosary and or pocketknife.
  • Jewelry: A gold chain necklace.
  • AKA: Peter, Petey, Joe, Joey, Wayne Miller
  • Case Number: 419050

  • Details of Disappearance
    Rodziewicz was last seen by his sister in Newburyport, MA in 1989, when he left to visit a girlfriend in the Methuen, MA area. He had been in Newburyport, MA prior to going to Methuen, MA where he was seen by a girlfriend. He also had a Methuen, MA address at one time. His brother says Joseph packed his moving truck in Amesbury, MA in late April of 1989. He called his sister sometime in late 1989 or possibly early 1990 from a pay phone in Connecticut. Joseph did have a history of taking off and not calling family members for periods of time but it seemed he called one of his half sisters, on or around every Christmas. There may have been a phone call to one of his sisters after 1989, saying he was in a Massachusetts or Connecticut hospital with a slashed throat. He called his sister in 1995. He claimed he was in Illinois and was homeless, but the phone bill showed the call was made from Connecticut. Joseph was a drifter and was known to have been in Illinois, Colorado and Connecticut in the mid to late 1980's. He would talk of an association with a biker gang that used to be based out of Lowell, MA. Joseph may have worked for a moving company at one time, possibly Mayflower, somewhere in or around Chicago, and he also worked for a sanitation company. He had some previous arrests. He was reported as missing in 2011.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Methuen Police Department

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