HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide related to a missing person case after a body was found on Wednesday, June 9.
At around 7 p.m., MPs were dispatched to Beach Walk condominiums in the Town ‘N’ Country area, in reference to a missing person call.
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There are reports that the appellant testified that his family member, who works as a security guard in the apartment complex, did not return home at his usual time. On their arrival, the deputies discovered the victim’s car in the parking lot.
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Simultaneously, St. Pete Fire Rescue was responding to a fire in a wooded area, near a rest area, located near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. A body has been discovered and, based on the details of the preliminary investigation, detectives believe they have identified the missing woman from Hillsborough County.
“Our detectives have identified a person of interest and are working to piece together this heinous crime,” Sheriff Chad Chronister said.
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Anyone with information is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 813-247-8200.