Rodger Lewis Osborn
Osborn, approximately 2003
Date reported missing : 03/26/2003
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 62 years old
Height / Weight : 6'3 - 6'4, 260 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A watch, a gold rope chain with an eagle pendant, and possibly blue jeans, a t-shirt and Nike sneakers.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Graying brown hair, blue/hazel eyes. Osborn wears prescription eyeglasses with transition lenses. He is balding and has a gray beard and mustache. He has a tattoo of his name on his upper right arm.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Osborn disappeared with his friend and coworker, Rickey Kutej. They worked at a garAge at the time of disappearance: owned by Osborn, near 5th Street and U.S. Highway 270 in Alderson, Oklahoma. They were last seen on the morning of March 26, 2003 in McAlester, Oklahoma. The two men planned to go to the garAge at the time of disappearance: to complete some odd jobs.
Later that day, the police were summoned to the garAge at the time of disappearance: because it was empty. They found the garAge at the time of disappearance: open, but deserted. Someone had been working with a bulldozer, and there was an overturned ladder and a small amount of blood on the ground.
Authorities theorized one of the men fell off the ladder and hurt himself, but there is no record of either Osborn or Kutej seeking medical attention. Neither of them have ever been heard from again.
Osborn and Kutej may be traveling with a black 1999 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup truck with Oklahoma license plates and custom aluminum parts. The circumstances of their disappearances are unclear.
Other information and links : ncy
Pittsburg County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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