Solomon Gomile Rose III

Left and Center: Solomon circa, 1972

Right: Age Progressed to age 48

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: April 1, 1972

Missing From: Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland

Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Date Of Birth: November 10, 1968

Age: 3 years old

Height and Weight: 3’0″ and 38 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: African American Male, Black hair, Brown eyes, Solomon’s hair was cut in a short Afro style at the time of his disappearance and his nickname is “Poon”

Clothing/Jewelry Description: A dark brown smooth faux fur coat, a navy blue turtleneck, blue/white checkered pants, and tan buck shoes

NCMEC Number: 1156752

Details of Disappearance

Solomon Rose III was last seen in Baltimore, Maryland on April 1st 1972. His mother, Charlene Gray, took him and his 7 old cousin, Tyronica Johnson, to go shopping at the Mondawmin Shopping Center.

She was going to cash a check at the Sears Roebuck store and told Tyronica to watch Solomon as she did so. She said they were watching a set of colored television sets in the mall at the time which was approximately 6:00 pm. When she returned just two minutes later, Solomon was gone. She found her niece watching the television.

Charlene asked Tyronica was happened and she said that she let go of Solomon’s hand because he wanted to go watch a record player. She didn’t know where he was at the time. He has never been seen or heard from again. Investigators believe that Solomon was abducted by a non family member; possibly someone who couldn’t have children.

Extensive searching took place for the child and his disappearance was published in the newspapers at the time but few leads have developed. He lived with his mother and family on North Stricker Street at the time of his disappearance. Solomon’s case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Baltimore City Police Department 410-396-2640

Source Information

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The Charley Project

The Doe Network



The Evening Sun 04/13/1972