Carl Butler Jr.
Butler, approximately 2005
Date reported missing : 02/01/2005
Missing location (approx) :
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 08/20/1948 (72)
Age at the time of disappearance: 56 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7 - 5'8, 165 - 178 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A multicolored striped shirt, a brown jacket with red lining, dark blue jeans and white sneakers
Medical conditions : Butler underwent surgery for a brain aneurysm shortly before his disappearance, and was supposed to be taking medication. At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a patch over his right eye and had a feeding tube coming out of his stomach. He left his medication behind.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American male. Brown eyes. Butler is bald. He has scars on his abdomen, head, and the right side of his neck, and a tattoo of his name, Carl, on his left arm. His nicknames are Butler El and Be Bop. Butler wears eyeglasses for reading.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Butler was seen by his wife at their his home in the vicinity of the 700 block of Marlee Drive in Rocky Mount, North Carolina at 2:00 a.m. on February 1, 2005. Authorities believe he left his home between that time and 5:00 a.m., for unknown reasons.
He was last seen at approximately 6:00 a.m. by an off-duty police officer as Butler was walking near the corner of Meadowbrook and Vermin Road. He has never been heard from again. Few details are available in Butler's case; the circumstances surrounding his disappearance are unclear.
Other information and links : ncy
Rocky Mount Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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The Rocky Mount Telegram
October 12, 2004. November 1, 2005; Medical conditions : and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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