Rodney Lynn Grissom

Rodney, circa 1977

  • Missing Since 05/24/1977
  • Missing From Albany, Oregon
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race White
  • Date of Birth 05/30/1962 (57)
  • Age 14 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'2, 100 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes.

Details of Disappearance

Rodney was last seen in Albany, Oregon on May 24, 1977. Authorities believe he left with Karen Lee, who disappeared two days after he did. The pair reportedly planned to hitchhike to California. Neither of them have been heard from again.

Later on, some of the pair's belongings were found off a logging road in Washington County, Oregon. The items included Karen's jeans, some pages from her journal, and a blouse she'd sewn, and Rodney's watch and some of his other things. Karen's jeans appeared to have been cut.

Few details are available in Karen and Rodney's cases, but foul play is suspected.

Investigating Agency

  • Linn County Sheriff's Office 541-917-6654

Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated November 23, 2019; details of disappearance updated.