Rowdy James McMillian

McMillian, circa 1998

  • Missing Since 01/01/1998
  • Missing From Butte County, California
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth 03/17/1968 (50)
  • Age 29 years old
  • Height and Weight 6'2, 180 - 190 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Blond hair, green eyes. McMillan has tattoos on his chest and left shoulder.

Details of Disappearance

McMillian was last seen in Butte County, California sometime in January 1998; the exact date of his disappearance is unknown. His mother reported him missing on January 12, after several days passed without her hearing from him.

On January 31, police got a tip that McMillian had been beaten to death and his body thrown into the Sacramento River on River Road outside of Chico, California. Although his body was never found, investigators do believe McMillian was the victim of a homicide. His case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Butte County Sheriff's Office 530-538-7671
  • Tehama Sheriff's Department 530-529-7900

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated March 7, 2018; middle name and picture added, distinguishing characteristics updated.