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September 1, 2007

Reward Offered For Information About Missing Deaf Man

From: NBC - San Francisco,CA,USA - Sept 1, 2007

Family Despondent, 'Just Wants To Know' What Happened

BERKELEY, Calif. -- A $5,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the recovery of a deaf 42-year-old man who disappeared 20 months ago.

"Somebody out there knows where Rodney is or what has happened to him, and we are pleading to you to come forward," said Kim Petersen of the Carole Sund-Carrington Foundation, who is offering the reward.

Rodney Texera, who communicates via sign language, was last seen in December 2005 when he helped a friend move to Oroville, authorities said.

"The friend shared with Berkeley detectives the two had some type of argument after which Rodney left the house, walked toward an area of woods and was never seen again," said Sgt. Mary Kusmiss of the Berkeley police.

Texera's family has been despondent in trying to track down its lost kin.

His mother said she wants nothing more than to know what has happened to him.

Other relatives shared similar sentiments.

"If you see him at 7-Eleven, if you work at a Taco Bell and take his order, he's going to write it down for you and you're going to remember that," said his brother, Jayson Creech. "Just pick up the phone and call the police department."

Pamela Creech, his sister, said: "We just know he wouldn't just disappear like this. It's been a long year and a half. I just want him brought home."
If you have information about this case, please contact the Berkeley Police Department at 510-981-5900.

Berkeley Police Department

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