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    Oct 2014

    NC - Michael Rustin, 33, Salisbury, 19 April 2009

    Investigators are searching for the remains of Michael Rustin. They say he was abducted and murdered back in April of 2009.


    Black and Missing


    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
    Missing Since: April 19, 2009 from Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date Of Birth: August 15, 1975
    Age: 33
    Height: 5'9"
    Weight: 155 lbs.
    Hair Color: Black
    Eye Color: Brown
    Race: Black
    Gender: Male
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Pierced ears, several missing teeth, tattoo of the word Metro on chest, letter "G" representing life on right arm, a sword on right forearm. words "Established in 1975" on right arm, word "Love" on left
    forearm, word "War" on right forearm, bomb on left hand, initials "PM" on right hand, word "Top Shottas" on top left arm, a dollar sign on right arm with letters "ESP."
    Clothing: Light gray and white Dickies T-shirt, dark gray sweat pants, black boots.
    Jewelry: Beaded African necklace
    AKA: Mike, Mikey

    Details of Disappearance
    Michael was last seen on video pulling into the parking area and exiting his vehicle at the Latin Mix convenience store in the vicinity of the 900 block of Fulton Avenue, in Salisbury. A Hispanic man was seen entering Michael's vehicle and removing an unknown item and is considered an investigative lead. His cell phone is missing, but identification and other personal items left in his vehicle.

    According to police Rustin was taken against his will by two men who were operating a blue Chevrolet Impala.

    "SBI digging near Caldwell Co. home in connection to cold case"


    SBI agents say information in a Salisbury missing persons cold case investigation led them to an old farmhouse in the Gamewell section of Caldwell County.

    Salisbury police say a tip has led investigators to look for Michael Rustin's body in that well. Rustin was reported missing in 2009 and the initial investigation followed the case as a possible kidnapping.

    Family holds out hope for missing brother -January 2012
    Last edited by JusticeWillBeServed; 09-03-2015 at 04:31 PM.

  2. #2
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    Oct 2014
    Nothing was found during the search conducted earlier this month. Michael has now been added to The Charley Project.

    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
    • Missing Since: April 19, 2009 from Salisbury, North Carolina
    • Classification: Endangered Missing
    • Date of Birth: August 15, 1975
    • Age: 33 years old
    • Height and Weight: 5'9, 155 pounds
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Rustin's nicknames are Mike and Mikey. He has several missing teeth and pierced ears. Rustin the following tattoos: the letter "G" on his right arm as well as a dollar sign with the letters "ESP", a sword as well as the phrase "Established in 1975" and the word "War" on his right forearm, the word "Metro" on his chest, the word "Love" on left arm, the words "Top Shottas" on his left arm, a bomb on his left hand, and the initials "PM" on his right hand.
    • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black shirt with a red and gray Dickies logo, gray sweatpants, black night boots and a brown, yellow and red beaded necklace.

    Details of Disappearance
    Rustin was last seen in Salisbury, North Carolina on April 19, 2009. Surveillance footage shows him in the parking lot of the Latin Mix convenience store in the 900 block of Fulton Street. He left his vehicle and got into a blue Chevrolet Impala with two Hispanic men. When his girlfriend and sister went to the store to check on him, they found his car there with his identification and other belongings; only his cellular phone was missing. Rustin was reported missing at 11:30 p.m. He has never been heard from again.

    Police suspect foul play was involved in Rustin's disappearance and, in September 2015, they dug up an abandoned house and excavated a disused well on the property. Their search turned up nothing. Rustin's case remains unsolved.

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