Left: Rodgers, circa 1974; Right: Age-Progression
Missing since November 27, 1974 from Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.
Classification: Endangered Runaway
Circumstances of Disappearance
Rodgers was last seen on the 27th November 1974 waiting for a school bus on the Falls Road, Close to Rockdale Street. He disappeared together with Thomas Spence.
The two boys failed to catch a bus to Saint Aloysius School in Belfast. The last sighting of Rodgers was at 09.00 when he left his home on Rodney Drive to catch the bus to school.
Thomas, from nearby Rockdale Street, was last seen by a neighbor at the bus stop on the Falls Road at 9.15. She was concerned that he should have been at school by that time and called the family home to tell his mother, who then walked to the bus stop but found her son had gone.
Neither boy arrived at school and both were reported missing the following day.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Detective Sergeant Grosvenor Road RUC Station
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
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