Rodney Lynn Kiser was a 32 year old from Hazel Mountain, VA. He was a country store manager and a former deputy. On the evening of April 26, 1990, Rodney drove by his aunt’s home. He was allegedly headed to see his brother who lived hours away. Yet, Rodney’s truck was found only a half mile down the road days later. He was never seen again.
CHARLEY PROJECT: http://charleyproject.org/case/rodney-lynn-kiser
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Rodney Kiser, please contact the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office at (276) 926-1600.
We only have Rodney’s word. And that’s true for the black eye Rodney got as well. Nobody saw the fight. Nobody knows if Rodney got in a punch himself. How did he and Charlie even encounter each other?
And this is why I like to talk so much about “context”.
(By the way, when I use that word, this is the definition I mean: the circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood and assessed.)
There is no explanation for before or after the punch. Only . . . the punch. Well, we know these things don’t just happen. There is a lead up and a resolution. Yet, we don’t have it for the punch or the shot out tires incident. We just have the act.
This is why I have serious doubts whether they happened. I know that sounds horrible to say that I think a missing person was lying. But I can’t help it. Just writing it like I see it.
What adds even more belief to my thinking is Rodney went out with Veronica AFTER the tire incident. And then he continued to be with her after Charlie punched him. Would any guy really put up with that???? Really!?!?!?!? REALLY!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Would not Rodney’s pride kick in at some point?