Authorities search for remains of woman missing since 2003

- The Mooresville Police Department, along with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, announced on Monday they plan to search for the body of a woman who went missing in 2003. 

Bernadette Midlred Rodko, originally from Pennsylvania, went missing shortly after 3 a.m. on October 17, 2003. She was last seen on Interstate-77 near mile marker 43 in Mooresville when an officer had helped her with a flat tire. 

Rodko wasn't reported missing until months later. She would have turned 58 on Aug. 6 of this year. 

"Mooresville Police Department and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation have been investigating the disappearance as a homicide and recently developed investigative leads that provide new potential information her remains will be found and her killer(s) identified and arrested," police said Monday. "The investigate team has brought in additional expertise and resources that add new hope to finding Bernadette and bringing her home to her family." 

Around 10 a.m. Monday SBI agents plan to conduct the cadaver dog search in several areas of interest including properties on Ketchie Drive and E. Wilson Avenue in Mooresville.

Anyone with information about Rodko's disappearance is asked to call the Mooresville Police Department at 704-664-3311.

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