Roy Neil Searchwell Jr.

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Above: Searchwell, circa 1995

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 26, 1995 from Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: April 20, 1966
  • Age: 29 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'7, 135 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Searchwell had a thin mustache at the time of his disappearance, and his hair was cut in a "fade" style, short on the sides and longer on top.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black hooded sweatshirt, brown corduroy pants, black shoes, a gold lion's head ring, a gold ruby ring, and a necklace with a Jesus pendant.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Searchwell was last seen at his residence in the 10 block of St. Augustine Avenue in Raleigh, North Carolina on October 26, 1995. He disappeared with his vehicle. On October 30, his vehicle was found in a rural area on Grasshopper Road near Knightdale, North Carolina. A large amount of blood, later determined to be Searchwell's, was in the trunk. He has never been heard from again.

    Searchwell was born in Jamaica and moved to the United States about three years before he went missing. At first he lived with his father in New Jersey, and just two months before his disappearance he moved to Raleigh. He worked as a handyman; he is good at repairing refrigerators and air conditioners. He may have taken a job at a car dealership before his disappearance. Searchwell left three children behind in Jamaica and two in New Jersey. Foul play is suspected in his disappearance.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Raleigh Police Department
    919-996-3555

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    The North Carolina News and Observer

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 8, 2009; casefile added.

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