Serial killer fears reignited after body found in Seminole Heights

Cheryl Sanders
November 14, 2017

Officials said officers were patrolling the neighborhood when a 911 call came in of shots fired around 4:51 a.m.

Tampa police, responding to early-morning reports of gunfire, found a gunshot victim in the same Seminole Heights neighborhood where three people died in a span of 11 days last month, authorities said.

This comes almost a month after a killer shot and killed three people over the span of 10 days in Seminole Heights.

The Hillsborough County School District will work with Tampa police throughout the day to assess what procedures will need to be in place for dismissal at these schools, as well as any bus routes or bus stops that may need to be changed. They've asked residents within their perimeter to remain indoors until further notice. "Make sure your video is up and running", said Dugan.


The man is dead and police are calling the incident suspicious.

People living in Seminole Heights have been on edge after the murders of three people. All three victims, 22-year-old Benjamin Mitchell, 32-year-old Monica Hoffa and 20-year-old Anthony Naiboa were found within one mile of each other.

The third victim, Anthony Naiboa was shot after mistakenly taking the wrong bus home and was found 100 yards away from where the first victim was discovered.

Monica Hoffa, 32, was killed October 11. She was shot and killed. "And number four, they just murdered Benjamin Mitchell".


Police in Tampa released this extended video of a person whom they believe knows something about these shootings.

Since the October murders, officers have gone door-to-door, making sure they don't miss any information or clues that could lead to the arrest of the shooter. No other details were immediately released, including whether the person was shot.

This is a breaking news story.


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