Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Rodney Eugene Whittenburg was last seen in April 2003, in Shelby, North Carolina. On May 12, 2003, Ola Whittenburg, Rodney's mother, filed a missing person report, according to police. She told police at the time she hadn't seen her son in three weeks, a police report states. Whittenburg, who was 37 at the time, went to pick up part of his paycheck from Fox Mountain Waving in Patterson Springs. He didn't come back for the other half. In previous interviews, Ola Whittenburg said her son may have been killed. Police didn't rule the case as a homicide then, and haven't now. "At this point, it is still being investigated as a missing persons case," said Capt. Jeff Clevenger. While there hasn't been activity related to Whittenburg's Social Security number or driver's license, police are still hopeful they will find him. "They need to know where their loved one is," Seate said. "They need to be reunited with him, if possible."
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Shelby Police Department (North Carolina)