Rodney Eugene Whittenburg
Whittenburg, approximately 2003
Date reported missing : 04/21/2003
Missing location (approx) :
Shelby, North Carolina
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 05/15/1965 (56)
Age at the time of disappearance: 37 years old
Height / Weight : 6'1, 180 - 190 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Whittenburg was last seen in Shelby, North Carolina sometime in late April 2003. He picked up half his paycheck from work at Fox Mountain Weaving, but never returned for the other half. His mother reported him missing on May 12, stating she hadn't had contact with him in about three weeks. He has never been heard from again.
It's uncharacteristic of Whittenburg to leave without warning, and his mother stated various people had told her he had been murdered and buried. She believes he's deceased. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Shelby Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
The Shelby Star
October 12, 2004. July 12, 2011; .
Interactive Missing Person Search Map