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Tampa, Florida serial killer November 2017 *ARREST*

Discussion in 'Crimes' started by noZme, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Police say a run of three killings in a Tampa, Florida, neighborhood are connected, frightening residents and leading officers on a search for a suspect. The three victims were shot killed within days of each other, all within a few city blocks.

    On Thursday night, officers were patrolling in the area when they heard gunshots. Dugan said they rushed to the area, where they found the victim dead on the sidewalk, about 100 yards from where one of the other victims was killed. Dead Thursday was Anthony Naiboa, 20, a recent high school graduate who had autism. Investigators say he accidentally got on the wrong bus home on Thursday and ended up in the Seminole Heights neighborhood, where he was shot and killed about 8 p.m.

    Joy Dupree lives around the corner from two of the shootings. She could hear the shots. Three the first time, she said, and one gunshot Thursday night.

    On October 10, Benjamin Mitchell, 22, was killed while waiting at a bus stop. Monica Hoffa, 32, was killed about 10 blocks away days later. Her body was found in a field on Oct. 13.

    Investigators have few leads, but have surveillance video of a person of interest seen wearing a hoodie the night of the first killing.


    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...-neighborhood-connected-police-say/787407001/



    “What I need for people to understand is they have to look at the video...I need people to take a look at that, see if they know that person. We don’t if that is him, her, or what. Do not assume that this is a white person. Do not assume that this a black person. And do not assume that this is a male,” Chief Dugan told the media. He said that the police department has “no leads and no motives” at this time.

    https://heavy.com/news/2017/10/seminole-heights-serial-killer-murders-2017/

    Experts have some theories on who's carrying out Seminole Heights killings
    The murderer is probably young, 20s maybe, experts say, perhaps a member of a racial or ethnic minority. The killings may arise from anger, not sexual desire. And whoever committed them likely lives close by, possibly even in Seminole Heights.

    much more detail:
    http://www.tbo.com/news/publicsafet...arrying-out-seminole-heights-killings/2341916
     
  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    TPD on Seminole Heights murders: 'Someone's terrorizing the neighborhood'

    Tampa police are not ruling out a serial killer in the Seminole Heights neighborhood where three people were found murdered within a span of two weeks.

    "Someone's terrorizing the neighborhood," said Tampa Police Interim Chief Brian Dugan at a news conference Friday. "We're still sifting through evidence," Dugan said, "Yes, we think they're related."


    Tampa police released surveillance video of someone who could be the key to solving Mitchell's murder. The person, seen walking alone, is wearing long pants, a long jacket and a hood and was spotted on the video down the street near where the shooting happened and around the time of the shooting.


    "In each of the shootings, it appears the victim was alone and was not robbed," Tampa police said.


    Chief Dugan warned anyone in the area to travel in groups and not to travel alone, and to always be aware of their surroundings, and not looking down at their phone. He also asked everyone in the neighborhood to turn on their porch lights and if they don't have any, police will get them one. "If you're walking alone, you're either a suspect or a potential victim, and that's what they need to remember in this neighborhood," he said.

    Chief Dugan asked that anyone with information about who is in the video or any other information about whoever is doing this to come forward before he sent a message to the suspect: "Enough is enough. I don't know what your motive is, I don't know what your problem is. There's been enough carnage," he said.

    Crime Stoppers is offering an $18,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect. Anyone with information can call 1-800-873-TIPS (8477) to be eligible for the cash reward. Anyone can also report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com.

    http://www.fox13news.com/news/local...murders-someones-terrorizing-the-neighborhood


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  3. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

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  5. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    ART reroutes bus service after Seminole Heights murders

    For some riders however, that means they may now be several blocks further away from their stop. That could entail a longer walk, at night when the killer has struck.

    HART points out police have saturated South East Seminole Heights and will escort folks home if they need it.

    Riders tell Fox 13 they’re doing what they can to stay safe. “Just try to be around a lot of people where cars are seeing you, make sure there’s attention around keep your eyes open,” said Adriana Arano.


    http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/hart-reroutes-bus-service-after-seminole-heights-murders
     
  6. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Father of Tampa murder victim says someone knows his daughter's killer

    The father of 32-year-old Monica Hoffa, who was gunned down in one of three unsolved murders in Tampa in just the past two weeks, is asking his community to speak out and give up anyone who is responsible or has information on her death.

    “I know they are afraid. I know people are probably worried that they are going to be next,” Kenny Hoffa said in an interview with ABC affiliate WFTS on Monday. “But, people need to step out and they to identify this guy so we can get him off the street.”

    Monica Hoffa’s body was found on Oct. 13 in a vacant lot in the quiet Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa, authorities said. She was found about a half-mile from where two men -- Benjamin Mitchell, 22, and Anthony Naiboa, 20 -- were killed that same week, according to the Tampa Police Department. Police say they believe the murders are connected.

    Police say the shootings are linked by proximity and time frame, but they haven't found a motive or a suspect. It said the victims did not appear to know each other and they were not robbed.

    Kenny Hoffa said he is both heartbroken and outraged over the murders.

    "I am angrier than I’ve ever been in my life there is just no words can tell you how upset I am,” he said. “There’s two other families that are suffering just like our family is suffering and those two families need vengeance just like we do.”

    “I need that Seminole Heights community to stand up and I need them to point out who that man is,” he added.

    Monica Hoffa, who spent a lot of her time interpreting for her deaf mother, her dad said, was walking to meet a friend when she was shot and killed by an unknown suspect at around 8:45 p.m on October 11, according to police.

    “Because my daughter made a difference in this world I just hate it that someone took that from the world and me,” Kenny Hoffa said. “She had a great sense of humor ... she was a good person.”

    The murders have put the Seminole Heights community on edge.

    "I'm afraid," Maria Maldonado, who lives near the scene of two of the shootings, told the Associated Press on Monday. She said she won't let her 7-year-old son play in the yard.

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    A peaceful march that began on east New Orleans Avenue was held during a candlelight vigil for the three victims who were killed in the
    recent shootings in the Seminole Heights neighborhood in Tampa on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017.

    read more ...... http://abcnews.go.com/US/father-tampa-murder-victim-daughters-killer/story?id=50675887
     
  7. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I'm sure they've gotten quite a few tips from that video. I just hope at least one of them is the right guy and they get him.
     
  8. Olenna

    Olenna Chief Justice of the Forum on Checks & Balances

    This story be cray cray right now. Why do they think it's the same killer? Just proximity? Or do they have same person on 3 cameras?
    So many questions... TELL US MORE !!

    These poor families. :candle::candle::candle:

    Feeling for the locals. :praying: Be safe y'all.
     
  9. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I'm thinking ballistics.
     
  10. Olenna

    Olenna Chief Justice of the Forum on Checks & Balances

    Certainly. Yes. :detective: Just imagine how that reverberates from investigators to police force. I'm having Criminal Minds flashbacks. Do u think the FBI's active there yet?
     
  11. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I heard the police chief on HLN last night and he said he contacted the FBI almost immediately.
     
  12. Olenna

    Olenna Chief Justice of the Forum on Checks & Balances

    Thanks. Makes me feel better somehow. Fingers crossed they've got the murderer under close watch.
     
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  13. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Same here. It's good to know they have the FBI's resources at their disposal. This is a very scary situation! Makes me nervous just to post about it.
     
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  14. Olenna

    Olenna Chief Justice of the Forum on Checks & Balances

  15. spike

    spike Bronze Member

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  16. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Will new video help solve Seminole Heights murders?

    Tampa police will release the video on Thursday afternoon after putting a request out for any surveillance video that officers have not seen. Interim Chief Brian Dugan said they are doing what they can to let the community know they’re working hard to find the suspect or suspects. He believes someone in the community knows more and it is time to come forward.

    Dugan is expected to point out details in the anticipated video of what detectives are focusing on.


    http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/new-video-seminole-heights-murders
     
  17. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

  18. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    video
    walking toward scene of Mitchell murder

    running away right after

    now calling this person a POI.

     
  19. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Am I the only one who thinks that looks like a female?
     
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  20. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    No. The police chief even said they couldn't tell if this was male/female/black/white.

    mr. spike and I thought female at first.
    He still thinks so.
    I think just very thin...possibly effete....

    Also...they are holding a phone?? Gun???
     

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