Missing since: 05/18/87
Missing from: Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: 03/12/58
Age at disappearance: 29
Dentals: Not available
Fingerprints: Not available
Circumstances of Disappearance
Baucom was last seen at her apartment complex, at 3100 Central Avenue in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 18, 1987. She was reported missing on May 26, 1987.
Family say she is a homebody and not to type to be gone from home. Ms. Baucom is believed to be missing under suspicious circumstances.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
Detective Lee Tuttle
CHARLOTTE — Every year, thousands of people are reported missing in the United States, many of which remain unsolved.
“My daughter that she’s holding in one of those pictures is now a college student,” said Paula Forest of her missing sister. “A whole lifetime has passed. And Rhonda was not the type of person to be gone from home; she was more of a homebody.”
Forest and her family is still searching for Rhonda Baucom 20 years after her disappearance. She went missing from her apartment complex on May 18, 1987.
“I don’t believe she’s alive but I can’t believe in my heart that she’s dead until I have someone buried,” said Forest.
A former police officer, Forest said she sees a vast improvement in the way missing persons cases are handled. She also said she is happy to see the media attention given to more recent cases; attention she said her sister’s disappearance never received.
If anyone knows any information on Baucom or any missing person case, call CMPD’s CrimeStoppers at 704-334-1600.
If you have any information on this case please contact CUE Center For Missing Persons using the contact form below or contact Cue Center at (910) 343-1131 24 hour tipline (910) 232-1687.
All information submitted to CUE Center For Missing Persons is confidential.