Rickey Joseph Kutej

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Above Images: Kutej, circa 2003

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 26, 2003 from McAlester, Oklahoma
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 43 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10 - 6'3, 225 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Dark brown hair, hazel eyes. Kutej is balding and wears eyeglasses. His nickname is Rick.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Possibly blue jeans and a t-shirt or tank top.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Kutej disappeared with his friend and coworker, Rodger Osborn. They worked at a garage owned by Osborn, near 5th Street and U.S. Highway 270 in Alderson, Oklahoma. They were last seen on the morning of March 26, 2003 in McAlester, Oklahoma. The two men planned to go to the garage to complete some odd jobs. Later that day, the police were summoned to the garage because it was empty. They found the garage open, but deserted. Someone had been working with a bulldozer and there was an overturned ladder and a small amount of blood on the ground. Authorities theorized one of the men fell off the ladder and hurt himself, but there is no record of either Osborn or Kutej seeking medical attention. Neither of them have ever been heard from again.

    Osborn and Kutej may be traveling with a black 1999 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup truck with Oklahoma license plates and custom aluminum parts. The circumstances of their disappearances are unclear.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Pittsburg County Sheriff's Department
    918-423-5858

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    Source Information
    The Oklahoman
    NamUs

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 5, 2011; casefile added.

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