Jennifer Ramsey Rivkin
Rivkin, approximately 2008
Date reported missing : 05/04/2008
Missing location (approx) :
Gastonia, North Carolina
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 42 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5, 130 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A tank top and blue jeans.
Medical conditions : Rivkin has a drug abuse problem.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Brown hair, green/hazel eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Rivkin was last heard from when she left a cellular phone messAge at the time of disappearance: 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, Rivkin 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.
Other information and links : ncy
Gastonia Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
The Gaston Gazette
News 14 Carolina
The Shelby Star
City of Gastonia
Someone is Missing
Texas EquuSearch Mounted Search and Recovery Team
Interactive Missing Person Search Map