Rodney Rightenburg




Age: 52


Summary: part-time chef at the Villa Therese Hotel 14-room boutique hotel in the Petionville neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti who was among one of more than 2,000 American foreigners reported missing and presumed dead following the catastrophic 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Haiti that killed approximately 316,000 people and injured over 250,000 others during a series of severe aftershocks, which caused major damages to at least 30,000 commercial buildings and destroyed much of the Caribbean island's infrastructure region becoming one of the most powerful earthquakes to strike the country in 200 years.



Cause of Death: Killed during an earthquake


Born: May 4, 1957


Died: January 12, 2010


Location: Petionville, Haiti