Marta Haydee Rodriguez


Rodriguez, circa 1989

  • Missing Since 05/26/1989
  • Missing From Arlington, Virginia
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Age 26 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'3, 105 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A blue skirt, a blouse and a gold ring with the letter K on the front.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Hispanic female. Blonde hair, green eyes. Rodriguez goes by her middle name, Haydee. Her hair is naturally brown, but it was bleached blonde at the time of her disappearance.

Details of Disappearance

Haydee disappeared from Arlington, Virginia on May 26, 1989. Her remains were found along Interstate 95 in February 1991, but remained unidentified until June 2018. Authorities believe her estranged husband, Jose Rodriguez-Cruz, was responsible for her death.

In October 2017, Jose pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the disappearance of Pamela Butler, his girlfriend, who disappeared from Washington D.C. in February 2009. He admitted he beat and strangled Butler to death and lead police to the spot where he'd dumped her body, but it had been paved over and authorities aren't sure whether Butler's body is recoverable.

Authorities stated charges in Haydee's death are pending.

Investigating Agency

  • Arlington County Police Department 703-558-2222

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated June 18, 2018; details of disappearance updated.