Real Name: Robert Gene Dennie
Aliases: Bobby Dennie
Wanted For: Unlawful flight to Avoid Prosecution, Murder, Attempted Murder, Theft, Forgery, Robbery, Rape, and Escape
Missing Since: September 1989
Details: Thirty-seven-year-old Bobby Dennie was put on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List for several charges: murder, attempted murder, theft, forgery, robbery, rape, escape, and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. After he was arrested in 1988, he boasted that he had committed multiple rapes. He also implicated himself in the murder of a woman in Las Vegas. In November, while awaiting trial for rape in St. Louis, he escaped from a Jackson County detention center in Kansas City, Missouri. He cut through the wire mesh on his prison window and lowered himself to freedom with tied bed sheets.
Dennie is wanted by Kentucky authorities for another rape. He is also wanted by Nevada authorities for the Las Vegas murder. Investigators suspect that he travels around the country by hitchhiking with truck drivers. In the past, he has been known to frequent horse races and skid row bars. He has also been known to associate with prostitutes. He was last seen in September of 1989 after he raped and attempted to murder a woman.
Extra Notes: This case was originally featured as part of an FBI Alert, along with Melvin Edward Mays and Leslie Isben Rogge, on the September 27, 1989 episode.
Dennie was also profiled on America’s Most Wanted.
Results: Captured. Dennie was captured in Lake Wales, Florida on October 28, 1989 with the help of Unsolved Mysteries viewer tips. A viewer recognized him as Daniel DeAngelo, who lived with his wife in a motel. Shockingly, "DeAngelo" was also wanted for a rape in Miami. In that case, he actually left his wallet at the scene of the crime. They arrested him at the motel after they followed his wife there.
Dennie was returned to Missouri where he pleaded guilty to rape, robbery, and kidnapping in March of 1990. He was sentenced to forty years in prison. He will not be eligible for release until 2029. It is not known if he ever faced trial on the murder and other rape charges.
- Robert Dennie on the FBI Website
- Widely Sought Rapist Caught Downtown - March 10, 1988
- Rapist walks out of hospital - November 30, 1988
- Former Ohioan on FBI most-wanted list - February 25, 1989
- Man wanted in Oak Grove on FBI's list - February 25, 1989
- 1 Of Fbi's Most Wanted Caught In Lake Wales - October 29, 1989
- Top 10 Fugitive - October 29, 1989
- ‘Most Wanted' fugitive sentenced in rape, kidnap - March 28, 1990
- Former 'Top 10' fugitive gets 40 years - March 28, 1990
- Missouri Department of Corrections