Roger Wade Ayscue
Ayscue, approximately 2009
Date reported missing : 07/07/2009
Missing location (approx) :
Castalia, North Carolina
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 40 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4, 150 - 197 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue/hazel eyes. Ayscue's nickname is Kojack. He has a scar on his chest, and the following tattoos: numbers and his nickname "Kojack", the cartoon cat Garfield on his left leg, the words "Shannon Devil TB", a scorpion on his neck, and an unknown tattoo on his left arm.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Ayscue was last seen at his home in the 200 block of Collie Road in Castalia, North Carolina, near the Franklin County line, on July 7, 2009. He disappeared after an argument with his roommate and has never been heard from again. He was reported missing on August 28.
In October 2019, Ayscue's sister, Kimberly Hancock, was charged with the murder of her roommate and sister-in-law, Deborah Deans. Deans had disappeared in 2004 and her body was not found until 2019; it was buried in a shallow grave behind the home she'd shared with Hancock. Hancock had been charged with the manslaughter of her father in 1989, but was given a suspended sentence in that case.
Authorities haven't said whether Hancock is a suspect in her brother's disappearance. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Franklin County Sheriffâ€™s Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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