FBI Tampa
Public Affairs Officer Andrea Aprea
(813) 253-1033
June 29, 2018

Reward of up to $50,000 Offered for Fugitive Wanted for Murder in Hillsborough County

TAMPA, FL—Special Agent in Charge Eric W. Sporre, of the Tampa Field Office, announced a reward of up to $50,000 being offered in exchange for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a fugitive wanted for murder in Hillsborough County.

Dennis Saint John Rodriguez, Jr., is facing first degree murder charges in the death of a Ruskin, Florida man in 2016. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office also wants to question him about several other unsolved murders. A federal arrest warrant was issued in the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, on December 22, 2017 charging Rodriguez, Jr. with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

Rodriguez, Jr. is believed to be in Celaya, Mexico and possibly working as a barber. He is an alleged member of the Latin Kings gang and should be considered armed and extremely dangerous. He is further described as follows:

  • Date of Birth Used: March 28, 1979
  • Place of Birth: New York
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Height: 5’11”
  • Weight: 180 pounds
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: White (Hispanic)

Anyone with information concerning Rodriguez, Jr. should take no action themselves, but should immediately contact the nearest FBI office. Individuals calling from outside of the United States should contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. The FBI’s Tampa Field Office can be reached 24 hours a day at 813-253-1000. Information may also be submitted to www.tips.fbi.gov. All information can remain anonymous and confidentiality is guaranteed. Additional information and the wanted poster can be found at this link: https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/murders/dennis-saint-john-rodriguez-jr