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    It’s him!


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    Four counts of murder...yes! Finally.
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    Howell Emanuel Donaldson, III

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    His FB profile and common name he goes by is Trai Donaldson (since “tres” means the 3rd and he is the III).

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    http://heavy.com/news/2017/11/howell...iller-suspect/
    According to his Facebook page, Donaldson was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. The page does not appear to have been updated since 2015 when Donaldson says he graduated from St. John’s University in New York. Donaldson says he attained a degree in computer science. At that time, Donaldson says he working at a Finish Line shoe store.
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    In 2011, Donaldson graduated from Alonso High School in Tampa. Donaldson played as a guard for the school’s varsity basketball team, according to Max Preps. Donaldson has a profile at St. John’s basketball webpage, that bio does not say if Donaldson ever played for the school’s team. Donaldson had a separate profile while at St. John’s that explains that he uses the nickname Trai because he is third generation. He adds that he was raised in Tampa. Donaldson concludes by saying, “I love basketball and plan on walking on for St. John’s basketball team.”

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    That sure sounds like what's said in the video! I wonder if LE was closing in on TD and this tip was the final, missing piece. Might police really have been that close? Am I understanding this correctly??

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    Is his coworker in this video saying that LE asked her to give them a positive ID based on a photo they had ALREADY had of him?

    Am i understanding this correctly? They had a picture of him the whole time?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EuTuCroquet? View Post
    That sure sounds like what's said in the video! I wonder if LE was closing in on TD and this tip was the final, missing piece. Might police really have been that close? Am I understanding this correctly??
    But Mayor Buckhorn flat out said he thanks the mcdonalds manager because they may have never figured it out and closed the case...
    IMO since the beginning all of the public officials involved from the chief to the mayor have made premature and somewhat hasty statements. They need a spokesperson...lots of confusing and contradictory statements.

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    I interpreted LE comments to mean they received the "missing link," so to speak, to the case. I think they were frustratingly close. All the pieces fell together with that McDonald's tip.

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    But Mayor Buckhorn flat out said he thanks the mcdonalds manager because they may have never figured it out and closed the case...
    IMO since the beginning all of the public officials involved from the chief to the mayor have made premature and somewhat hasty statements. They need a spokesperson...lots of confusing and contradictory statements.

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    FL - Manhunt in Tampa after 4 slayings in 5 weeks, Oct-Nov 2017 #3 *Arrest*

    Someone mentioned what he was wearing when he was taken into custody looking like a cowl neck sweater. He was wearing his McDonalds uniform. The coworker is wearing the same shirt in her interview.


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    If that's correct, then his attire is definitely conventional! Thanks.

    He also appeared to have a cowl-neck top in cctv footage, imo — might he also have been wearing his work uniform while he stalked his victims?? *shudders*

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    Someone mentioned what he was wearing when he was taken into custody looking like a cowl neck sweater. He was wearing his McDonalds uniform. The coworker is wearing the same shirt in her interview.


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    Quote Originally Posted by EuTuCroquet? View Post
    If that's correct, then his attire is definitely conventional! Thanks.

    He also appeared to have a cowl-neck top in cctv footage, imo — might he have been wearing his work uniform while he stalked his victims?? *shudders*
    When he was taken into custody the neck of his shirt was flipped up instead of folded down like it was supposed to be. Maybe he always wore it that way....


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    Ah! Good point. That could well explain some of the confusion about what might have been partially covering his face in the cctv footage.

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    When he was taken into custody the neck of his shirt was flipped up instead of folded down like it was supposed to be. Maybe he always wore it that way....

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    EXCLUSIVE: Accused killer's parents 'heartbroken' for victims' families and their son
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    "We are very much heartbroken,” Rosita Donaldson said. “Our condolences our heart goes out to the families as well. Our hearts goes out to the families and the loss that they have.”"

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepinkdragon View Post
    When he was taken into custody the neck of his shirt was flipped up instead of folded down like it was supposed to be. Maybe he always wore it that way....
    Yes, Exactly! You would not believe how much time I spent tweaking the outlines of the seams, etc... from under the rain hoodie, in the screen caps. Totally missed it before, until I rewatched the coworker's raw interview. It must be chilling for them to have worked with him.

    It does seem very much like he had his work uniform on under the hoodie, so he may have killed on his way back and forth from work?
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    I just saw your post at the tail end of the last thread about that. Good eye!

    Quote Originally Posted by FindHG View Post
    Yes, Exactly! You would not believe how much time I spent tweaking the outlines of the seams, etc... from under the rain hoodie, in the screen caps. Totally missed it before, until I rewatched the coworker's raw interview. It must be chilling for them to have worked with him.

    It does seem very much like he had his work uniform, so he may have killed on his way back and forth from work?

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