Rosalio Gutierrez was last seen on May 17th, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Rosalio is a Hispanic male, 6’0”, and 270 pounds. He has black hair that is very short on the sides, medium length on top. Rosalio has a full beard that is very short and neatly kept. It is noted that he does not have chest hair or back hair. He has brown eyes and always wears black-rimmed glasses. He is a size 10-11 shoe. He is known by his close friends as Junior and may also go by Pocho.
His right pinky finger is slightly curved inward and he has a small scar on his knee from 1998-1999 arthroscopic surgery from a football injury, but it is not known for sure which knee. He has stitches on the middle top of his head from a 2017 injury.
Rosalio did not show up for work on May 18th or 19th. On May 19th, Law Enforcement went to his residence in the 3700 block of 15th Street to do a welfare check. Law Enforcement found both of his cars were in the parking lot, however, Rosalio was no where to be found.
The patio door of his apartment was open. Inside, police saw furniture moved around and a large amount of blood present. There was an area rug that was missing. Based on analysis of the scene, it is believed that there had been a struggle and that someone had been struck multiple times with an object.
Three days after Rosalio went missing, on May 20th, the ex-boyfriend of Rosalio’s current girlfriend, was arrested. Zachariah J. Anderson was charged with stalking. He was accused of putting a GPS tracker with a voice-activated listening device on her car and spying on her and Rosalio.
There was evidence to indicate that Zachariah had been in the area around when Rosalio disappeared. GPS directions to Rosalio’s home were found in his cell phone and a photo of what appeared to be Rosalio’s auto registration which was stolen from his car on April 24th. When Zachariah’s van was searched, some carpet had been cut away and there was a distinct odor of bleach. Bloodstains were found, and swabbed. A DNA analysis showed that the blood belonged to Rosalio.
Cadaver dogs were brought to a burn pit on Zachariah’s property. The dogs alerted to pieces of
clothing, steel-toed boots, and a charred bottle of bleach. There was a similar burn pit at a tree farm in Saukville that Zachariah’s family owned and dogs there found remnants of a shirt of the same color and pattern as the one that Rosalio was last seen wearing.
On May 18th, Zachariah was seen on a Walmart store’s security camera in Saukville purchasing food, two boxes of garbage bags, two boxes of latex gloves, and two containers of bleach.
In December of 2020, Zachariah was charged with first-degree intentional homicide.
Foul play is suspected due to the circumstances involved and Zachariah is currently awaiting trial.
Rosalio is the father of 2 children. His family continues to hold onto hope and are determined to find his remains to be able to lay him to rest.
Rosalio was 40 years old when he went missing. He would be 42 years old today.
Any leads or information should be directed to:
Kenosha Police Department
Detective Vicente Correa
Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call Kenosha area Crime Stoppers
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A 15 member jury, consisting of three alternates and made up of eight men and seven women was selected on Monday. The jury heard Opening statements on Tuesday, March 15 in the trial of Zachariah Anderson, in connection with the disappearance and death of Rosario Gutierrez, Jr. in May 2020. The trial is expected to last three weeks. Testimony is set to begin Wednesday morning at 9 a.m.
Fox 6 News March 16, 2022
Before the first witness took the stand at the start of the trial, the judge declared a mistrial.
Kenosha County Eye March 16, 2022
A jury trial is scheduled to begin on Tuesday for Zacahriah Anderson. He is accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend and killing her new boyfriend, Rosalio Gutierrez Jr in 2020. He faces several charges including first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse. Rosalio's body has never been found.
TMJ4 February 28, 2023