Rory Neal Shoemaker

Above: Shoemaker, circa 1995


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 1, 1995 from South Everett, Washington
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: January 22, 1961
  • Age: 34 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 245 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Native American male. Brown hair, green eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A short-sleeved gray t-shirt, black low-top sneakers, a red baseball cap and possibly blue jeans.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Shoemaker was last seen leaving his parents' south Everett, Washington home for a camping trip on September 1, 1995. Shoemaker planned to arrive at Red Bridge Campground later during the day. The campground is located east of Granite Falls, Washington. Shoemaker never arrived at his destination and has never been heard from again. He was driving his white two-door 1979 Datsun 210 with the Washington license plate number 205-AKX. A photo of Shoemaker's car is posted below this case summary. The vehicle has a black louver, a damaged left front quarter panel and a "spider-web" cracked windshield. One of the seats has black and white checkered pattern.

    Shoemaker's vehicle has never been located. His loved ones stated it is uncharacteristic of him to leave without warning. He was supposed to move to Montana with his mother a few days after his disappearance, and had already packed his belongings. Investigators have received tips that Shoemaker was murdered and buried in his car, but this information hasn't been confirmed. His His case remains unsolved.

    Above: Shoemaker's car


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Snohomish County Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    Snohomish County Sheriff's Office
    The Seattle Times
    Washington State Missing Persons
    The Everett Herald


    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 15, 2016; middle name and clothing/jewelry description added, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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