New developments have come to light in an update to the ongoing case of Roger Shelton's disappearance. Roger Shelton was last seen in Williams County on January 5, 2024. The Williams County Sheriff’s Office has been diligently following up on various leads and tips to uncover his whereabouts.

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Surveillance Footage Insights

Between 6 and 7 a.m. on January 6, 2024, the Sheriff's Office was able to obtain recent surveillance footage showing vehicle activity close to Roger Shelton's home. The footage reveals that two vehicles drove through the subdivision of Freedom Meadows and stopped briefly in front of Mr. Shelton’s house. It is suspected that one or more individuals may have exited the vehicle during this time. Unfortunately, the footage does not provide clear details about the vehicles or individuals involved.

Last Known Movements

Roger Shelton’s last known public location was the Black Gold Casino, situated on the Montana/North Dakota border, on the evening of January 5, 2024. It is believed that he traveled home to his residence, located near the intersection of Hwy 2 and 146th Ave NW, on the west side of Williston (Freedom Meadows), later that night.

Physical Description

Roger Shelton, born on March 2, 1962, is described as follows:

  • Height: 5’5”
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Tattoos: An outline of the Pink Panther on his left arm with the word “roach” written underneath

Public Assistance Request

The public's help is crucial in this investigation. If you have any information about Roger Shelton's whereabouts, please contact the Williams County Sheriff’s Office at 701-577-7700. Tips can also be submitted anonymously via NDTip at


A private group is offering a $50,000 reward for credible information leading to Roger Shelton's safe return.

The community's vigilance and cooperation are vital in bringing Roger Shelton home safely. Any information, no matter how small it may seem, could be the key to solving this case.

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