Kyle Thomas Rugg

Rugg, circa 2015; Some of Rugg's tattoos

  • Missing Since 03/04/2015
  • Missing From Katy, Texas
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth 05/27/1994 (24)
  • Age 20 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'8, 125 - 140 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A black tank top, a black hooded sweatshirt and jeans.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes. Rugg had a light beard and mustache at the time of his disappearance. He has gauged piercings in his ears and surgical scars on his right knee. He has the following tattoos: three clown faces on his arm, the initals "STUUBS" and "RIP" on his chest, an eyeball with a knife or spear through it on his right shin, the rear view of a female angel on his right arm, and a clown on his left arm. Photos of some of the tattoos are posted with this case summary. Rugg's nickname is Stuubs.

Details of Disappearance

Rugg was last seen on March 4, 2015. He left home with his roommate and two male friends to go on a fishing trip to Lake Livingston, which was over 100 miles away from his home, and was last seen leaving the lake to go back home to his residence in Katy, Texas.

The friends Rugg was with have not been identified; they are described as young Hispanic men driving a tan or yellowish two-door car.

Rugg left his own vehicle, a 2003 Silver Hyundai Elantra with the Texas license plate number CD4 Z207, behind at home when he left on the fishing trip. When his roommate returned home from the same trip, however, Rugg's vehicle was missing. He didn't have a bank account or any credit cards at the time of his disappearance, and his cellular phone has gone dead.

It's uncharacteristic of Rugg to leave without warning. His family stated he worked construction jobs, had plans to attend welding school and wanted to become self-sufficient. Foul play is suspected in his disappearance, which remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Harris County Sheriff's Office 713-274-9360

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated August 27, 2017; two pictures added.