Rostvinschii, approximately 2018
Date reported missing : 05/29/2018
Missing location (approx) :
St. Petersburg, Florida
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 05/08/1997 (24)
Age at the time of disappearance: 21 years old
Height / Weight : 6'2, unknown weight
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A black hooded sweatshirt and black shorts.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Blond hair, brown eyes. Rostvinschii may spell his name "Rostvinsky."
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Rostvinschii was last seen in St. Petersburg, Florida on May 29, 2018. He stopped his blue four-door car on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge at around 2:00 p.m. and was seen jumping off the side of the bridge.
Rostvinschii is a dancer from Tiraspol in the eastern European nation of Moldova. He specialized in ballroom dancing and Latin dancing, and competed for Moldova on a national level in various European countries. He moved to the United States in 2016.
At the time of his disappearance, he was a ballroom dance instructor for Fred Astaire Dance Studios in Fort Myers, Florida. His body has never been found.
Other information and links : ncy
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
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