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Case File 2496DFFL

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Pilar Sofia Rodriguez
Missing since January 30, 1999 from Hollywood, Charlotte County, Florida
Classification: Lost, Injured, Missing

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Circumstances of Disappearance
Pilar vanished in February 1999 from the Trail Apartments in Punta Gorda, when her baby sitter, Melissa Cooper took her to Punta Gorda so she could see her boyfriend. Melissa has since been located in Wisconsin without Pilar. Pilar's father has sole custody.
Pilar was supposed to return to Hollywood, FL. on February 14, 1999, but she never went home.

Sometime around February 7, 1999, Pilar disappeared.
Pilar's father waited nine days before calling Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives.
A massive search for the girl followed. Hundreds of officers spent countless hours searching through woods, fields and a landfill. They even drained Preacher's Lake. But Pilar was never found.

The boyfriend told detectives he came home and found Pilar gone. The babysitter supposedly told him that Pilar's father picked her up.
The babysitter later said her boyfriend beat the child to death, wrapped her in a garbage bag and buried her in an open field.

Pilar's father filed a civil suit against the boyfriend, but later dropped it. No one has been charged for Pilar's disappearance, and she has never been located.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Charlotte County Sheriff's Office

Agency Case Number: 99015901

NCMEC #: NCMC860724

NCIC Number: M-192801442
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Charlotte County Sheriff's Office
Florida Missing Children Information Clearinghouse

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