The FBI’s Jacksonville Field Office is asking for the public’s assistance to identify potential victims of Ronnie Leon Hyde, a 60-year-old United States citizen who is currently in state custody and charged with murder in Duval County, Florida.
On June 5, 1994, a dismembered torso was discovered behind a gas station dumpster in Columbia County, Florida.
The identity of the victim was only recently confirmed to be a 16-year-old male from Yulee, Florida. Hyde was a known associate of the victim’s family at the time of the teen’s disappearance.
The FBI has confirmed that Hyde was also a named suspect in a previous international child exploitation investigation.
If you have information regarding the pending murder prosecution, or you believe you or someone you know may have been victimized by Ronnie Leon Hyde, the FBI requests that you come forward. Victims may be eligible for certain services and rights under federal law.
Additionally, the FBI may be able to assist you with finding resources in your country if you live overseas.
Please contact the FBI’s Jacksonville Field Office at (904) 248-7000 and reference the Ronnie Leon Hyde investigation. You may also contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.
Ronnie Leon Hyde has primarily maintained his residence in Jacksonville, Florida, since birth. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States and abroad.
Hyde’s employment history includes providing counseling services at multiple organizations, and the potential for extensive access to children.
Persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven otherwise in court proceedings.