Betty Jean Rhodes
Rhodes, approximately 1991
Date reported missing : 12/01/1991
Missing location (approx) :
New Orleans, Louisiana
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 10/04/1959 (61)
Age at the time of disappearance: 32 years old
Height / Weight : 5'3, 130 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Rhodes has a gold front tooth with an engraved lightning bolt, and she may have a Cesarean section scar on her abdomen. She has a tattoo of a rose and her name "Betty" on her right calf. Her ears are pierced. Her nickname is Betty Boo and she may use the last names Black and/or Williams.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Rhodes last got in touch with her family in December 1991; they never heard from her again. There were rumors that she had been murdered by her boyfriend; other accounts stated she left with a truck driver. Very little information is available in Rhodes's case.
Other information and links : ncy
New Orleans Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Louisiana Repository for Unidentified & Missing People
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