Rory Neal Shoemaker
Shoemaker, approximately 1995; Shoemaker's car
Date reported missing : 09/01/1995
Missing location (approx) :
South Everett, Washington
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 01/22/1961 (60)
Age at the time of disappearance: 34 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 245 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A short-sleeved gray t-shirt, black low-top sneakers, a red baseball cap and possibly blue jeans.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Native American male. Brown hair, green eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Shoemaker was last seen leaving his parents' south Everett, Washington home for a camping trip on September 1, 1995. Shoemaker planned to arrive at Red Bridge Campground later during the day. The campground is located east of Granite Falls, Washington.
Shoemaker never arrived at his destination and has never been heard from again. He was driving his white two-door 1979 Datsun 210 with the Washington license plate number 205-AKX. A photo of the car is posted below this case summary. The vehicle has a black louver, a damAge at the time of disappearance: d left front quarter panel and a "spider-web" cracked windshield. One of the seats has black and white checkered pattern.
Shoemaker's vehicle has never been located. His loved ones stated it is uncharacteristic of him to leave without warning. He was supposed to move to Montana with his mother a few days after his disappearance, and had already packed his belongings.
Investigators have received tips that Shoemaker was murdered and buried in his car, but this information hasn't been confirmed. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Snohomish County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Snohomish County Sheriff's Office
The Seattle Times
Washington State Missing Persons
The Everett Herald
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October 12, 2004. July 15, 2016; middle name and Description, clothing, jewerly and more : added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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