Image 3: Graduation photo; Image 4: Rust's vehicle
Name: Michelle Lee Rust
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: July 20, 2002
Location Last Seen: Halethorpe, Baltimore County, Maryland
Date of Birth: July 27, 1977
Age: 24 years old
Weight: 140 lbs.
Hair Color: Red
Eye Color: Blue
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Diabetic and dependent on insulin.
Dentals: Available. She has a permanent retainer on her lower teeth.
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Not Available
Clothing: Black v-neck shirt.
Jewelry: Princess-cut sapphire ring worn on right ring finger, white gold cross necklace with diamonds, and a diamond engagement ring.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
Michelle Lee Rust disappeared on the morning of July 20, 2002 as she was making preparations for her three-year-old sonís birthday party.
It was first believed that she disappeared while going to the store to buy supplies for the party. However, interviews with various witnesses have determined that no one saw her actually leave her house on Clark Boulevard in Arbutus. No one ever saw her behind the wheel of her vehicle, a green 1998 Dodge Caravan, which was found on Clyde Avenue in Lansdowne soon after her disappearance.
There has been no activity on her accounts. Foul play is suspected.
Agency Name: Baltimore County Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Homicide Unit's Unsolved Case Squad
Agency Phone Number: 410-887-3943 or 410-307-2020
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 022011000
NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 2279
Baltimore County Government
Added: 1/21/16; Last Updated: 1/21/16
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** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.