Murder Arrest

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
- Robbery/Homicide Unit

Christopher Wayne Rotenberger (Victim – Deceased)
DOB: 02/21/1991
Address: 8640 Flamevine Avenue, in unincorporated Seminole.

Stephanie Leigh Dalrymple
DOB: 07/30/1992
Address: 2880 67th Way North, St. Petersburg

Priscilla “Dawn” Houck (Arrested)
DOB: 06/12/1978
Address: 2444 32nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg
Charges: One count of 1st Degree Murder.

What:
Detectives assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit have arrested a St. Petersburg woman for the 2015 murder of a man in unincorporated Seminole.

When:
The incident took place at about 3:30 a.m., on Wednesday, November 11, 2015.

The suspect was arrested at about 12:45 p.m., on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

Where:
The incident occurred at a residence located at 8640 Flamevine Avenue in unincorporated Seminole.

Why/How:
Detectives assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit have arrested a St. Petersburg woman for the 2015 murder of a man in unincorporated Seminole.

At about 8:15 a.m., on November 11, 2015, deputies responded to a residence located at 8640 Flamevine Avenue, in unincorporated Seminole, regarding reports of a deceased person.

The victim, 24-year-old Christopher Wayne Rotenberger, was found on the ground outside his residence suffering from a gunshot wound. Rotenberger was pronounced dead at the scene.

After an extensive investigation that lasted more than 15 months, detectives determined that Rothenberger’s long-term girlfriend, 24-year-old Stephanie Dalrymple, who was pregnant with Rothenberger’s child at the time of his death, was also having an intimate relationship with, 38-year-old Priscilla “Dawn” Houck.

Detectives discovered that Houck obtained a gun after she found out about Dalrymple’s pregnancy and she began planning Rotenberger’s murder days prior to his death.

Detectives say Houck shot and killed Rotenberger at his residence at about 3:30 a.m., on Wednesday, November 11, 2015.

Detectives arrested Houck at about 12:45 p.m., on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Houck was transported to the Pinellas County Jail without incident.

Houck was charged with one count of 1st Degree Murder.

The investigation continues.

Link to original news release #15-266:
http://www.pcsoweb.com/15-266-detectives-conducting-death-investigation-in-unincorporated-seminole-


Booking photo of Priscilla “Dawn” Houck.

Posted by Travis Sibley Thursday, March 2, 2017 7:04:00 PM Categories: Death Investigations

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