Joanne Marie Rulford
Rulford, approximately 1988
Date reported missing : 11/01/1988
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 01/13/1964 (57)
Age at the time of disappearance: 24 years old
Height / Weight : 4'11, 135 - 145 pounds
Medical conditions : Rulford has a colostomy bag due to prior surgery.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : African-American female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Rulford wears wigs. Her nickname is Chaka Khan.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Rulford was last seen at her home in the 2400 block of DuPont Avenue in Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 1, 1988. That day she saw her children off to school in the morning. She has never been heard from again. Few details are available in her case.
Other information and links : ncy
Minneapolis Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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