Bernadette Mildred Rodko
Rodko, approximately 2003
Date reported missing : 10/13/2003
Missing location (approx) :
Hanover Township, Pennsylvania
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 08/06/1959 (62)
Age at the time of disappearance: 44 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6, 125 - 140 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Rodko's nickname is Bernie.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Rodko was last seen in Mooresville, North Carolina October 13, 2003. She had driven from Hanover Township, Pennsylvania to Mooresville to meet her foster brother, Chris Kamionnka, and collect money he owed her.
At 3:00 a.m. on October 13, Rodko got a flat tire on Interstate 77 near Mile Marker 43. An officer with the Mooresville Police Department helped her until Kamionnka arrived and changed the tire. Rodka has never been heard from again, although her silver and black 1986 Pontiac Fiero with the Pennsylvania license plate reading WNARUN was later found at a store unit on N.C. 150 in Mooresville.
In 2017, police searched two properties in Mooresville for her body; one of them was a former residence of Kamionnka's. Nothing was recovered during the searches, however. Her case remains unsolved and is being treated as a homicide.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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