On July 9, 2000, police located 28-year-old Carmen Rodriguez in the early morning hours near a park bench at East 26th Street and Speakman Place. She died as a result of several injuries.
The Wilmington Police Department’s Cold Case Unit is part of the department’s Criminal Investigations Division and includes cold case investigators. The Unit typically handles cases that have remained unsolved after a year, and after all investigative leads have been exhausted by the primary investigator. Members of the Cold Case Unit work tirelessly to pursue new leads in these cases, and to deliver justice on behalf of those who have been affected by crime.
If you have any information about this cold case, please contact the Wilmington Police Department’s Cold Case Unit at (302) 576-3937 or contact Investigator Steven Rizzo, who can be reached at Steven.Rizzo@CJ.State.de.us.
You can also provide information to Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or delawarecrimestoppers.org. Delaware Crime Stoppers program is a non-profit organization led by dedicated citizens against crime. No police will come to your home – it’s completely anonymous and best of all, Delaware Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards if your tip leads to an arrest.
Any information could potentially be used to bring criminals to justice and provide peace for the families who have lost their loved one.