Rachel Ann Rhodes
Rhodes, approximately 1998
Date reported missing : 02/01/1998
Missing location (approx) :
Sonoma County, California
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 08/11/1977 (43)
Age at the time of disappearance: 20 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4, 118 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white long-sleeved zip-up sweater, a black coat and blue jeans.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, brown eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Rhodes and her boyfriend, Jason Rolle, went to Stump Beach in Sonoma County, California on February 1, 1998. They planned to spend the afternoon looking at tide pools.
They were supposed to return home by early evening, but never arrived. Their families reported them missing the next day. Rolle's red Mazda was found in the beach parking lot, with personal items inside it.
Authorities believe the couple was swept out to sea and drowned. A three-day search of the ocean turned up no sign of them or their bodies, however. Their families held memorial services for them a month after they vanished.
Rhodes lived in Guerneville, California at the time of her disappearance. She and Rolle were both students at Santa Rosa Junior College in 1998. They had been dating for about two years. Rolle was studying biology and chemistry, and Rhodes was in the nursing program. She volunteered at a hospital and worked full-time at a school supply store. Their bodies have never been found.
Other information and links : ncy
Sonoma Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat
The Petaluma Argus-Courier
October 12, 2004. July 5, 2017; picture added, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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