Richard Allen Rhyne
Rhyne, approximately 1977
Date and time person was reported missing : 03/22/1977
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 10/17/1953 (67)
Age at the time of disappearance: 23 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 135 pounds
Medical conditions : Rhyne is epileptic and is required to take medication to regulate his condition.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Rhyne may have a mustache. He has a small scar on his forehead between his eyes. Rhyne previously fractured his collarbone, his left arm above his wrist and the middle joint of his right middle finger. His nicknames are Ricky and Tricky Rick.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Rhyne was last seen as he departed from his residence in Angleton, Texas on March 22, 1977. He was planning to stop at his place of employment in Freeport, Texas to determine if he still held his job.
Rhyne was driving his green 1969 Chevrolet 210 pickup truck with a white top and a gold passenger-side door and fender. The vehicle had the Texas license plate number HR3152. He has never been heard from again.
Rhyne's younger brother died in 1998. In his obituary, it was noted that Rhyne predeceased him. Authorities believe he may have been taken against his will. His case remains unsolved.
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Brazoria County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Texas Department of Public Safety
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