Jason D. Rolle
Rolle, approximately 1998
Date reported missing : 02/01/1998
Missing location (approx) :
Sonoma County, California
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 08/03/1976 (45)
Age at the time of disappearance: 21 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 155 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Rolle and his girlfriend, Rachel Rhodes, went to Stump Beach in Sonoma County, California on February 1, 1998. They planned to spend the afternoon looking at tide pools.
They were supposed to return home by early evening, but never arrived. Their families reported them missing the next day. Rolle's red Mazda was found in the beach parking lot, with personal items inside it.
Authorities believe the couple was swept out to sea and drowned. A three-day search of the ocean turned up no sign of them or their bodies, however. Their families held memorial services for them a month after they vanished.
Rolle was born and raised in Petaluma, California and lived there with his parents and older brother at the time of his disappearance. He and Rhodes were both students at Santa Rosa Junior College in 1998. They had been dating for about two years.
Rolle was studying biology and chemistry and planned to transfer to California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo in the fall; he aspired to a career in medical research. Rachel was enrolled in the nursing program. Their bodies have never been found.
Other information and links : ncy
Sonoma Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat
The Petaluma Argus-Courier
October 12, 2004. July 5, 2017; .
Interactive Missing Person Search Map