Michael Maurice Rustin

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Above Images: Rustin, circa 2009


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 19, 2009 from Salisbury, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: August 15, 1975
  • Age: 33 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'9, 155 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Rustin's nicknames are Mike and Mikey. He has several missing teeth and pierced ears. Rustin the following tattoos: the letter "G" on his right arm as well as a dollar sign with the letters "ESP", a sword as well as the phrase "Established in 1975" and the word "War" on his right forearm, the word "Metro" on his chest, the word "Love" on left arm, the words "Top Shottas" on his left arm, a bomb on his left hand, and the initials "PM" on his right hand.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black shirt with a red and gray Dickies logo, gray sweatpants, black night boots and a brown, yellow and red beaded necklace.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Rustin was last seen in Salisbury, North Carolina on April 19, 2009. Surveillance footage shows him in the parking lot of the Latin Mix convenience store in the 900 block of Fulton Street. He left his vehicle and got into a blue Chevrolet Impala with two Hispanic men. When his girlfriend and sister went to the store to check on him, they found his car there with his identification and other belongings; only his cellular phone was missing. Rustin was reported missing at 11:30 p.m. He has never been heard from again.

    Police suspect foul play was involved in Rustin's disappearance and, in September 2015, they dug up an abandoned house and excavated a disused well on the property. Their search turned up nothing. Rustin's case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    The Salisbury Post
    WBTV 3
    The CUE Center for Missing Persons


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 21, 2015; details of disappearance updated.

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