William Robert Rochelle

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Above Images: Rochelle, circa 2005


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 9, 2005 from Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 71 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'7, 160 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Rochelle is balding and he has a frail build. His nickname is Bill.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A brown shirt, black jeans and black sneakers.
  • Medical Conditions: Rochelle has several medical conditions, including seizures, which make it difficult for him to live on his own. He requires medication which he does not have with him.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Rochelle was last seen walking away from his residence in the 300 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard in Raleigh, North Carolina on the morning of July 9, 2005. He has never been heard from again. He left behind all his personal belongings, including his wallet, his watch, and a new suit he had just bought. Authorities believe he may have gotten a ride with someone and left the city.

    Rochelle lived with his mother at the time of his disappearance; they had lived together his entire life. He is described as a quiet person and his favorite foods are cake and Welch's grape juice. His case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Raleigh Police Department


    Source Information
    The News and Observer
    North American Missing Persons Network


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 22, 2016; clothing/jewelry description added, details of disappearance updated.

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