Seminole Serial Slayer Continues His Rampage?
A fourth and likely related murder has occurred in the Seminole Heights area of Tampa, Florida. The 60-year-old victim suffered a gunshot wound to the head.
A man was fatally shot in the head Tuesday in Florida in the fourth in a series of unsolved murders in the southern US state. The 60-year-old victim was killed in the pre-dawn hours in the western city of Tampa, police said, in the same neighborhood, Seminole Heights, where three others were shot dead between October 9 and 19.
Police believe the four killings, none of which involved a robbery or other obvious motive, may be related. The “big question is going to be if it is related with the other Seminole Heights murders. Right now we are treating it as though it is related, until we can rule otherwise,” Brian Dugan, acting police chief in the city on Florida’s Gulf Coast, told a press conference.
Three other victims have fallen prey to this killer and there seems to be no pattern or motivation in the slayings. The first fell on October 9th when victim Benjamin Edward Mitchell was shot while waiting for public transportation. Witnesses said that they saw a hooded man, possibly in his 20s, fleeing the scene.
Two days later, Monica Caridad Hoffa was killed. Her body was not recovered until the 13th of October. Then, roughly a week later the third victim was shot.
Anthony Taino Naiboa, a man with autism, was killed on the 19th of October after he left work and got on the wrong bus. His body was found just a few hundred feet from the location of the first victim.
There is a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect. Surveillance video of a person of interest is seen below:
Locations Of The Other Three Murders