Richard Allen Rhyne

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Above: Rhyne, circa 1977

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 22, 1977 from Angleton, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 17, 1953
  • Age: 23 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'7, 135 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Rhyne may have a mustache. He has a small scar on his forehead between his eyes. Rhyne previously fractured his collarbone, his left arm above his wrist and the middle joint of his right middle finger. His nicknames are Ricky and Tricky Rick.
  • Medical Conditions: Rhyne is epileptic and is required to take medication to regulate his condition.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Rhyne was last seen as he departed from his residence in Angleton, Texas on March 22, 1977. He was planning to stop at his place of employment in Freeport, Texas to determine if he still held his job. Rhyne was driving his green 1969 Chevrolet 210 pickup truck with a white top and a gold passenger-side door and fender. The vehicle had the Texas license plate number HR3152. He has never been heard from again.

    Rhyne's younger brother died in 1998. In his obituary, it was noted that Rhyne pre-deceased him. Authorities believe he may have been taken against his will. His case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Brazoria County Sheriff's Office
    979-864-2263

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    Source Information
    Texas Department Of Public Safety
    NamUs
    The Clute Facts

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 25, 2016; details of disappearance updated.

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