St. Petersburg Police Press Release

Chief of Police
1301 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2020-008969
Date of original release: 04-04-20

Man Charged with Ex-wife’s Murder

On April 3, 2020 SPPD arrested George Morariu (DOB 01/03/1960) on a single charge of second degree murder for causing the death of his ex-wife Andelka Morariu.

On March 2, a family member reported her missing after she failed to show up for work. When police spoke to George Morariu he said Andelka left their home in the 1300 block of 81st Ave N, on February 28th, on foot and did not return.

However, video surveillance shows that Andelka entered the home that day and never left.

Surveillance video also revealed that hours after Andelka entered the home, George Morariu removed a large object from the residence and placed it into the trunk of her vehicle.

A search of the home and two vehicles lead to the discovery of biological evidence that was forensically linked to Andelka.

On April 3, the medical examiner issued a death certificate for Andelka Morariu after determining that she was the victim of a homicide and died by unspecified means.

The investigation into Andelka’s homicide is still very active and ongoing. No additional information is available at this time.

We encourage anyone with tips about Andelka or George Morariu to share it with us by calling our non-emergency line at 727-893-7780 or you can send an anonymous message by texting “SPPD” and your tip to TIP-411.

George Morariu

George Morariu

St. Petersburg Police Media Relations - (727) 893-7550
YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer