The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is requesting your assistance in closing these open cases. If you have any information regarding the missing persons or homicide victims on this website, please contact the Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 727-582-6333 or by email at dgarvey@pcsonet.com.

Image Name Date Last Seen Location Last Seen Case Number
ROBERTA CABLE 01/14/2014 1700 OWEN DRIVE SO14-6610
Roberta Cable was reported missing in January of 2014 by a friend after not being able to reach her. Cable was living with a roommate, Jerry Gaston, who alleged Roberta moved out to go live with family. Cable had not been seen or heard from since.
RAYMOND SCOTT RUPP 07/04/2012 455 ALT 19S., APT P259 SO12-379672
Raymond Scott Rupp was determined to be missing in September of 2012 after complaints about a foul odor coming from his apartment. Rupp’s dog was found dead in the apartment, but there was no sign of Rupp. Rupp has not been in contact with his family or friends since his disappearance and is believed to have succumb to foul play. Rupp had a roommate, Robert Worden, prior to his disappearance that moved out around the time Rupp disappeared.
KELLY LUNDY ROTHWELL 03/12/2011 LEAVING CHILI'S RESTAURANT 11-87474
Kelly Rothwell has been missing since March 12th, 2011. Rothwell was last seen driving away from the Chili’s Restaurant at approximately 3:38 pm. Rothwell had lunch with a friend and advised she was going home to 2708 Gulf Blvd #201 on Indian Rocks Beach where she planned on telling her boyfriend, David Robert Perry, W/M, 04/08/64, that she was ending their relationship and moving out. Rothwell had plans to meet up with friends later that evening but never showed. Rothwell’s vehicle, a 2007 Green Subaru Outback, was found parked at 2nd St and 4th Ave in Indian Rocks Beach on the same day. Rothwell has not had contact with anyone since that date and her boyfriend, Robert Perry, left for New York that same night and has refused to cooperate with law enforcement.
LAURA MARIE NIMBACH 02/17/2009 ST. PETERSBURG - TRANSIENT SO09-71009
Nimbach has not been seen since February 17, 2009 in St. Petersburg. Nimbach has attempted suicide in the past and is possibly suicidal. Nimbach suffers from asthma and is known to abuse drugs according to her sister. Nimbach has a tattoo on her lower back (tribal with flowers) and one on her left wrist (her initials "LN").
ROBERT DAVID HELPHREY 05/22/2006 3117 US HWY 19, APT. 512 PALM HARBOR, FL 06-141210
The victim was last seen leaving Peggy O'Neill's Bar in Palm Harbor and was en-route to his residence, which was nearby, to meet a subject by the name of Zac Taylor. Taylor advised that Helphrey never showed up and has not been seen or heard from since. Helphrey was the Manager of a successful restaurant in Palm Harbor called the Thirsty Marlin. Helphrey left behind his dog and his daughter.
MICHAEL TIMOTHY COSTELLO 02/27/2005 GULF OF MEXICO, APPROXIMATELY 73 MILES OFF OF JOHN'S PASS MADIERA BEACH, FL 05-174028
Michael Costello was the Captain of a commercial fishing vessel called "GulfCoaster." He and another man identified as John Molina were due back in on Sunday, 02/27/2005. On Monday 02/28/2005, family members and the owner of the vessel initiated a report to the United States Coast Guard of the missing boaters. A search was comenced over the next several days. On Wednesday, 03/02/05, debris from the missing vessel was located. The top of the cabin and the deceased body of John Molina were found. The search was eventually terminated with Costello still not found.
JOHN PAUL SKIRTA 11/10/2001 3362 PATTIE PLACE PALM HARBOR, FL 01-242830
Skirta was last seen by his father on November 10, 2001 between 12:00 Am and 07:30 AM at his home. Skirta was on medication for mental illnesses and left home without those medications. John Skirta is a white male, 43 years of age when he disappeared. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall weighing approximately 155 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.
EDWARD S. CODY 07/02/1998 7 MILES WEST OF MADEIRA BEACH IN THE GULF OF MEXICO 98-144916
Edward Cody was reported missing by his sister, Deborah Belocci on 07/06/98. She reported that her brother had taken his boat out into the Gulf of Mexico on 07/02/98 to scuba dive. He left the Bay Pines Boat Ramp in his 24' pleasure vessel and proceeded to L/L coordinate N 27degrees 46.60 west 082 degrees 56.30. This is approximately seven miles west of John's Pass, Madeira Beach, Florida. The United States Coast Guard had been notified on 07/04/98 that Cody's vessel was found anchored at the listed location with no one aboard. Edward Cody's dive gear was found by a man on 07/03/98. The gear was found floating approximately 9.2 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico. It appears that Edward Cody went scuba diving alone, at which time an event took place to cause Ed Cody to be missing.
CHARLES JACOB PERSHO 01/14/1998 60 MILES WEST OF MADEIRA BEACH, FL IN THE GULF OF MEXICO 98-11027
Charles Persho was working on a fishing vessel with a man named Edward Ballo. Edward has a fishing vessel named the "Kelly J." Persho met Ballo four days prior to the incident. Persho had worked on a couple of other fishing vessels out of Maderia Beach. He then met with Ballo, at which time he hired him to go out and fish. While out in the Gulf of Mexico, Persho became sick and started to hallucinate. Persho then jumped into the water. Ballo tried to get Persho to get back on the boat. Ballo then threw ropes and even extended a ladder out to Persho. Persho kept pushing them away. Ballo called the Coast Guard for assitance; however by the time they arrived, Ballo could not find Persho, as he was lost somewhere in the water.
HARRY LEWIS ISRAEL 12/08/1996 7500 72ND AVENUE NORTH PINELLAS PARK, FL 96-273810
On December 8, 1996, Harry Israel, age 83, was reported missing by a family member. He lived at 7500 72nd Avenue North, Pinellas Park, where he ran a storage facility. Just prior to his disappearance, he was involved with evicting a tenant, Edward William Vanderbilt, age 58, for non-payment of rent. Investigators believe that Harry Israel is the victim of a murder.
JAYME LYNN ENGSTROM 12/29/1995 1300 BLOCK OF CLEVELAND ST. CLEARWATER, FL 95-401299
Engstrom was last seen alive at 08:43 PM on February 20, 1994 in the 1300 block of Cleveland Street in Clearwater. The Clearwater Police stopped her for walking in the middle of the street. Jayme Engstrom is a white female, 22 years of age when she disappeared. She is 5 feet 4 inches tall weighing approximately 115 pounds. She has blonde hair and blue eyes. She has a tattoo of a rose on her upper right arm. Jayme also has ties to Mckeesport, PA, Philadelphia, PA and West Springfield, MA areas.
JOHN J. MOORE 06/01/1995 10000 BAYPINES BLVD. SEMINOLE, FL 97-158341
The victim was transient and was staying in the Baypines area, but would sometimes migrate to other parts of the county. No known suspicious activity. Heinz VA Hospital in Chicago, Illinois reports that Moore used his VA benefits three times for physical therapy from 12/04/98 through 01/06/99.
BRENDA STARR SNOUFFER 04/21/1995 HIGHLAND LAKES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PALM HARBOR, FL 95-118220
At 9:15 a.m. on April 21, 1995, Brenda Snouffer drove her six-year-old daughter to the Highland Lakes Elementary School. When school was dismissed that day, Brenda never returned to pick up her daughter. At the time of her disappearance, Brenda was involved in a bitter divorce and custody battle with her husband, Scott Irving Snouffer. In addition, Brenda was scheduled to testify against Scott at an upcoming criminal trial. Brenda Snouffer was last seen driving a turquoise blue 1993 Mazda Protégé, Florida tag LEA14U. This vehicle has never been recovered.
DOUGLAS MANN 02/07/1994 667 LITTLEFIELD LANE DUNEDIN, FL 95-291129/DU94-1928
Mann was reported to be depressed before he disappeared. His parents believe he may be a member of the homeless population of New York. They believe he may have left on his own accord.
CHARLES L. DILLON 01/16/1994 GULF OF MEXICO 94-17072
The victim was on a fishing boat named the "Double O" in the Gulf of Mexico with three other subjects, two of which were found deceased. One is still missing and presumed drowned.
EUGENE PASTULA 01/01/1994 GULF OF MEXICO WEST OF TARPON SPRINGS, FL 94-17992
The victim was reported lost at sea on a fishing boat called the "Miss Black Diamond" along with Robert Remmer (PSCO case #: 94-17991). The boat apparently went down in a severe storm.
ROBERT RICHARD REMMER 01/01/1994 GULF OF MEXICO WEST OF TARPON SPRINGS, FL 94-17991
The victim was reported lost at sea on a fishing boat called the "Miss Black Diamond" along with Eugene Pastula (PCSO case #: 94-17992). The boat apparently went down in a severe storm.
DONALD JAMES DENNINGER 10/29/1990 10405 125TH AVENUE NORTH LARGO, FL 91-90984
Denninger was last seen by his girlfriend at home. He was reported missing by family members from out of state after this agency checked on his whereabouts for a pending court case. He was reportedly depressed and suicidal when last seen.
ROBERT RALPH BEICH 07/19/1990 POSSIBLY THE ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO AREA 90-108032
The victim was suicidal over the loss of his job and declining health. He sent a suicide note to his brother in Largo, post marked from Albuquerque, New Mexico. There has been no further communication from Beich since that date.
DONYELLE C. JOHNSON 04/04/1989 11781 128TH AVENUE NORTH LARGO, FL 89-45945
The victim was last seen leaving for a class at the St. Petersburg Junior College in Clearwater. Her vehicle was found abandoned behind the Hardees restaurant at Belcher Road and East Bay Drive in Largo, Florida. A black male named “Johnny Bailey” called a towing company to report car trouble and to have the vehicle towed. He has never been identified or located. This case is possibly related to PCSO case #83-7745 (missing person Retha Hiers) and Clearwater PD case #74-9084 (missing person Margaret Dash).
JOHN PERSHING BRADY 10/04/1987 DUNEDIN DU88-3393
The victim had traveled to Haiti in his 38' SeaRay boat with Charles Martin, W/M, DOB 03/31/1978 and Ginger Martin, W/F, DOB 11/16/1952. They were presumed to be lost at sea.
TIMOTHY ALLEN ADKINS 07/19/1987 GULF OF MEXICO, 16 MILES WEST OF TARPON SPRINGS, FL 87-89450
The victim was lost at sea during a scuba diving accident. He surfaced with a friend and started to swim for their boat. The friend survived, and the victim probably drowned in the attempt. The victim's tank and wet suit were found during a Coast Guard search.
RETHA HIERS 12/28/1982 12910 CAMPBELL LANE LARGO, FL 83-7745
The victim was last seen leaving her house in her car. The car was found in March 1983 at the Breakers Apartments at 2929 Gulf to Bay Blvd in Clearwater. This case is possibly related to PCSO case #89-45945 (missing person Donyelle Johnson) and Clearwater PD case #74-9084 (missing person Margaret Dash).
DONNEL RAY SEARS 01/28/1982 GULF OF MEXICO, WEST OF MADEIRA BEACH, FL 82-9888
Donnel Sears left Madeira Beach with a friend named Michael Franzese (SPPD case #: 82-10262) on a 10' Styrofoam sailboat on 01/28/1982. Neither subject nor the sailboat has been recovered. Sears was reported missing on 01/30/1982.
PATRICIA T. FORD 01/26/1982 113 SHORE DRIVE PLACE OLDSMAR, FL 82-8994
The victim was last seen removing $5,000 from her bank in Tampa. Her vehicle was found abandoned at Lafayette Blvd. and National Orange Drive in Oldsmar, Florida.
RICHARD JAMES ROMANO 03/04/1980 1770 HARBOR CIRCLE WEST LARGO, FL 84-106066
Romano was last seen at his home by his brother and sister-in-law in 1980. Romano was reported to have ties to drug trafficking in the Miami area. The brother delayed reporting the disappearance until October 22nd, 1984 because he was afraid of the alleged drug connection.

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