Name: Stephen Victor Meeks
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: November 24, 1988
Location Last Seen: Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina
Date of Birth: September 18, 1956
Age: 32 years old
Weight: 175 - 185 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Tattoo on his left arm of an orange Tasmanian Devil with the initials S.V.M. underneath
Fingerprints: Not Available
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
Stephen Meeks was last seen in Reidsville, North Carolina on November 24, 1988. Stephen was last seen at approximately 06:00 by his wife at his residence near Route 5 and Box 58H in Reidsville, NC.
Meeks' wife told investigators that she and her husband had a fight Thanksgiving Day and that he left their Reidsville house in his black Ford truck. But the couple's three children, ages 11, 10 and 8 at the time, told investigators their father was not home Wednesday night when they got home after going to church with a friend. The children said he did not come home at all that evening.
Meeks' wife had filed for divorce from Steve Meeks in late 1987, but the couple apparently got back together in fall 1988, shortly before he disappeared. At the time of his disappearance, Steve Meeks had retained a lawyer in Naples and was seeking custody of the children.
Meeks' sister filed a missing persons report December. 4 after he didn't show up at his mother's home for Thanksgiving dinner. His vehicle, a black 1973 Ford truck with NC license number CTS7429 is also still missing.
Agency Name: Rockingham Sheriff
Agency Contact Person: Captain Perry Brookshire
Agency Phone Number: 336-634-3238
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: Agency 88
NCIC Case Number: M-337170129
NamUs Case Number: 2426
News & Record - 1/8/06
Greensboro News & Record 11/6/90
Added: 2/3/06; Last Updated: 12/2/17
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** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.