Unsolved Crime Detail

Pilar Rodriguez

If you have information that can help solve this case, please call the Cold Case Unit at 941-575-5361 or after hours call 941-639-2101, or email them at coldcase@ccso.org.

Sheriff's Office Detectives are looking for additional information regarding the February 1999 disappearance and death of Pilar Rodriguez, a 4 year old female who was staying at the Trail Apartments with her babysitter Melissa Cooper and Cooper's boyfriend Keith Wilson.

Melissa Cooper, now known as Melissa Harding-Jones was arrested in 2010 by Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Major Crime Unit-Cold Case detectives in Washington State and charged with Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child which resulted in a guilty plea in 2013.

As a result of this plea, KEITH WILSON, the former boyfriend was arrested at his home in Bath County, Kentucky in July of 2013 by Cold Case detectives and is currently incarcerated in the Charlotte County Jail awaiting trial.
The body of 4 year old PILAR RODRIGUEZ was never recovered.

CCSO Major Crimes Unit-Cold Case detectives are actively investigating this case and anyone who has information is asked to contact them at the numbers above.

Posted on June 15,2016

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