Rodney Darnell Woodard

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Above: Woodard, circa 1997

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 27, 1997 from Nashville, Tennessee
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 12, 1973
  • Age: 24 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'0, 165 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Woodard may have a mustache, beard or a goatee. He may wear his hair styled in dreadlocks. Woodard's left ear is pierced.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A green long-sleeved shirt, Dickie pants, and a pair of gold earrings with a dolphin design.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Woodard was last seen by his girlfriend, who drove him down to the car wash at Trinity Lane and Dickerson Road in Nashville, Tennessee at around 3:00 pm on March 27, 1997. This was the last time he was seen or heard from. He lived in the 1000 block of Zophi Street in Nashville at the time of his disappearance.

    Woodard's girlfriend became concerned after she dropped him off because it was a cold day and he did not have his jacket. She reported him missing that same day. In September 2001, skeletal remains were discovered in the woods near Cheron Street and Briarville Road in Nashville. They were originally thought to be Woodard's, but DNA tests did not result in a match and he is still listed as a missing person.

    Woodard was a rap music artist at the time of his disappearance. Police suspect foul play in his case due to his criminal history and the company he kept. He had been arrested several times in the 1990s on assault, weapons, and drug-related charges. His case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Metro Nashville Police Department
    615-862-7557;
    615-862-7546

    OR
    615-74-CRIME

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    Source Information
    Metro Nashville Police Department
    Tennessean.com Middle Tennessee News

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