MP of the week: Destry Rhinehart

This week’s featured missing person is Destry Richard “Pig” Rhinehart, a sixteen-year-old boy who disappeared from Orlando, Florida on August 1, 2004. He’s classified as a runaway and the police basically refused to investigate at all for two years, because he was a “troubled teen.”

Destry’s family, which includes seven siblings, misses him and put up a Facebook page for him, but the page hasn’t been active in six years.

5 thoughts on “MP of the week: Destry Rhinehart

  1. Vision Jinx March 20, 2018 / 11:29 pm

    I personally have a problem with authorities refusing to list anyone under the age of 18 as a missing person…And for 2 years! And if they find out it was foul play all along how do they explain that to the public? IMO runaways are more vulnerable to foul play which is why they should be taken just as seriously.

  2. Patrick Kerrigan March 21, 2018 / 9:29 am

    It appears that law enforcement had that attitude many years ago. However in this day and age they should not have ignored his disappearance. I guess that’s why his Facebook page is inactive. If no police investigation for two years then no media attention. The delay in an investigation results in a harder investigation.

    I wonder why he was troubled. I wonder how old he was when they moved to Florida from Michigan. If I remember right a teenage girl fled from Connecticut many years ago. Just wanted to return to either New Jersey or another state. They finally identified her remains a few years ago out west. Her remains were found with two unidentified remains.

    • Meaghan March 21, 2018 / 9:31 am

      I think he’d been in trouble with the law a few times, I’m not sure. But a lot of teen boys get in trouble a few times and then grow out of it.

    • Meaghan March 21, 2018 / 10:24 am

      Yeah, I saw. That’s a super old case too.

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