Rebecca Rodriguez

Above: Rebecca, circa 1977


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 16, 1977 from Brentwood, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: March 29, 1961
  • Age: 16 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'2, 110 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Brown/red hair, hazel eyes. Rebecca's nickname is Becky.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Rebecca was last seen in Brentwood, California on July 16, 1977. She was accompanied by her 19-year-old sister, Evangeline Rodriguez "Bungy" Silva, and Silva's 25-year-old boyfriend, Kenneth John Beltram. The three of them were in Brentwood Park that evening and then said they were going either to Hogg Island or home to Oakley, California. The two females were last seen getting into Beltram's car with him. Beltram's brother reportedly saw Beltram the next morning, without his girlfriend or Rebecca. None of them have been heard from again. Rebecca and Silva have relatives in Mexico, but there's no indication that they traveled to that country.

    In late July 1977, nearly two weeks later, friends of Beltram reportedly saw his car being driven by an unidentified Caucasian male. They were unable to catch up to the vehicle and it hasn't been seen since. Beltram's vehicle is a pearl-white 1960 Chevrolet with the license plate number CCJ 775, mag rims and a large dent in the tailgate door. This sighting was the last indication of Beltram, Silva or Rebecca's whereabouts. They are considered to be missing under suspicious circumstances.

    Photographs of Silva and Beltram are unavailable. Silva's date of birth is July 1, 1958, and she's described as a brown-haired, brown-eyed Hispanic female, about 5'2 and 115 pounds. Beltram's date of birth is March 21, 1952. He is a Caucasian male, 5'6 and 155 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair in a ponytail. Their cases remain unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department


    Source Information


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 10, 2013; casefile added.

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