Marcus T. Rutledge

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Above: Rutledge, circa 1998

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 8, 1998 from Nashville, Tennessee
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: December 17, 1974
  • Age: 23 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'0, 190 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Rutledge may have a mustache or a goatee.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Rutledge was last seen at his residence on Park Dale Drive in Nashville, Tennessee on June 8, 1998. His red four-door 1995 Plymouth Neon with the Michigan license plate number PEX-755 was discovered abandoned in the parking lot of Riverwood Apartments on Cabot Drive in Nashville, across town from Rutledge's home, shortly after he disappeared. There was no sign of him near the vehicle and he has never been heard from again.

    When Rutledge's loved ones checked his apartment in the 2700 block of Park Dale Drive, nothing there indicated he had left on an extended trip. His dog was found shut in the bathroom with no food and only the toilet to drink from, something which is completely uncharacteristic of Rutledge's behavior. He was a senior at Tennessee State University at the time of his disappearance; he adored animals and had switched his college major from computer science to biology so he could become a veterinarian. He also enjoyed playing the saxophone.

    Authorities believe that foul play may have been involved in Rutledge's case. He is originally from Michigan.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Metro Nashville Police Department
    615-862-7557

    OR
    615-857-7546

    OR
    615-74-CRIME

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    Source Information
    Metro Nashville Police Department
    The Tennessean

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 5, 2017; details of disappearance updated.

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