UPDATE (5/11/2022) – The Asheville Police Department was able to locate a missing man last seen Saturday, May 7.

Police said 36-year-old Roderick Oneal, of Texas, was located walking down Merrimon Avenue Wednesday morning.


ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WSPA) – The Asheville Police Department needs the public’s help locating a missing man last seen Saturday, May 7.

Police said 36-year-old Roderick Oneal, of Texas, was reported missing by his mom after he was last seen Saturday in Asheville. Oneal, who has special needs, was attending graduation in Asheville and was staying with his mom in the 500 block of Bulldog Drive, which is the area he was last seen.

Roderick is 6’1″, 160 pounds, with a tattoo on the back of his neck that police believe reads ‘Oneal pride.’ He was wearing a gray hoodie, black wool hat and blue pants.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Asheville Police Department at 828-252-1110. Anyone can also submit an anonymous tip using the TIP2APD smartphone application (search “Asheville PD” in your app store) or by texting TIP2APD to 847411.