Jennifer Ramsey Rivkin

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Above Images: Rivkin, circa 2008

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 4, 2008 from Gastonia, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 42 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, green/hazel eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A tank top and blue jeans.
  • Medical Conditions: Rivkin has a drug abuse problem.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Rivkin was last heard from when she left a cellular phone message for a friend on May 4, 2008. She was reported missing on May 6, when the borrowed silver BMW she'd been driving was found abandoned at the Winner's Circle Bar and Grill in the 2500 block of west Franklin Boulevard Gastonia, North Carolina. The vehicle's sunroof was open. Rivkin's purse, driver's license and makeup bag were in the front of the car, and some clothes were in the trunk. She had visited the restaurant before, but she wasn't a frequent customer and she didn't sign in on the day of her disappearance. She has never been heard from again.

    Rivkin was unemployed at the time of her disappearance; she has previous work experience as a hairdresser and a songwriter. She's been married twice and has a son. She has previously lived in Florida and Tennessee. At the time of her disappearance, lived with part time with a friend in the 100 block of Matthew Drive in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, and part time with her parents west of Bessemer City, North Carolina. Her loved ones stated she was close to them in spite of her substance abuse problem, and it's uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Gastonia Police Department
    704-866-6976

    OR
    Gaston County Crime Stoppers
    704-861-8000

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    Source Information
    WCNC
    The Gaston Gazette
    News 14 Carolina
    The Shelby Star
    City of Gastonia
    Someone is Missing
    Texas EquuSearch Mounted Search and Recovery Team
    Unsolved in the News
    The Charlotte Observer

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    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 26, 2013; picture added.

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