Rodney Texera

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Above Images: Texera, circa 2005

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 1, 2005 from Berkeley, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: August 21, 1965
  • Age: 40 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Hazel eyes. Texera is bald. He has a reddish-brown mustache. His nickname is Rod.
  • Medical Conditions: Texera is developmentally disabled and has been deaf since birth. His speech is limited and he relies on sign language to communicate. He also has an untreated heart condition. Texera is classified as a dependent adult.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Texera last had contact with his family members via email on December 1, 2005. He was living in UA Homes, a public housing unit for disabled adults, in the 1000 block of University Avenue in Berkeley, California. He went to Oroville, California to help a deaf friend move on the day of his disappearance. They got into an argument and Texera walked away. He was last seen walking into a grove of trees, carrying his backpack. He has never been heard from again. He was reported missing by his mother on December 21, three weeks after his disappearance, after his caseworker notified her that Texera had not started his new janitorial job.

    Texera's family believes he was harmed, as they do not believe he would have abandoned his girlfriend or his young daughter. Authorities do not believe foul play was involved in his disappearance, however. The friend he was last seen with is not considered a suspect in his case. Texera's case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Berkeley Police Department
    510-981-5938

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    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    Berkeley Police Department
    CBS 5
    Bay Area News
    The San Jose Mercury News

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 12, 2007; details of disappearance updated.

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