FL - Damion Tillman, Keven Springfield, & Brandon Rollins, massacred, Frostproof, 17 July 2020

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Did they know their attackers?

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  1. worm

    worm Well-Known Member

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    His father found the phone as it was ringing with a call from his mother. LE would have found it after this.
     


  2. branmuffin

    branmuffin Well-Known Member

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    It's a small community really, so even if it was a random road rage scenario, it might not take long for LE to find out who regularly went night fishing in that location. It might be the hardest scenario to prove, though.

    Work problems, relationship problems, illegal problems could probably be tracked down more easily.
     
  3. Razz

    Razz Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it is disturbing.

    Some years back there was a horrible massacre of some people in a house in Deltona, Fl, I believe. (The massacre was principally by baseball bats.)

    Turns out the murders had been perpetrated by a man who had squatted in this home and left behind a gaming system. He blamed the current residents of confiscating his "toy". To get even, he and some of his buddies broke into the house late at night and beat them all to death with baseball bats. (can't remember how many died.)

    My point being it was incredibly horrific and all over a stupid video console. Can't recall how they broke the case but it left me chilled until these monsters were caught and put away for life.

    So, who knows? But there's an answer out there somewhere.
     
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    <modsnip - quoted post was removed>

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    Maybe this is random violence from a gang?

    There’s conflicting information on what exactly happened, but I’ve been trekking with BR/KS driving up to see DT being killed in the middle or side of the road, and the perps opened fire on the truck. This is when BR placed a call asking for help. The father said he heard fussing in the background and got dressed/sped to the scene.

    I wonder about the time it took for the father to get to the scene after hanging up. Was the fussing heard the perps arguing about shooting the truck and then sped off themselves?

    What’s confusing to me is at the PCS presser Sheriff JG stated that the father likely wouldn’t have been able to find the phone bc they had a hard time finding it themselves and that the trucks were all shot up. Then the father did an interview that said he found the phone bc his wife was calling it and he answered the bloody phone.

    My best guess would be that the Sheriff made a mental error during the press and he actually meant one of the other men’s phone they had a difficult time finding. Perhaps BT was clutching at his phone and the perps tossed it.

    Imagine it’s 10:00, pitch black out on the lake. DT’s truck has lights left on in the road.. BR/KS driving up with lights on would have eyes on the scene, but were confident enough to pull up beside DT’s truck. JG mentioned they may have been boxed in, in which case there could have been a lookout or a setup and someone was following BR/KS. That doesn’t strike me as likely.. I think the perps stood idly until the truck got very close and one of the perps unloaded with a concealed weapon, BR called his dad while they argued and the perps fled the scene.
     
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  5. Katerz

    Katerz Verified Insider/Robert Wiggins

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    I live in Sebring which isn’t far from Frostproof and I’m there every weekend to pick up/drop off my friend’s son. I wouldn’t say I’m really a close insider.. so I don’t know how much I can really post without it being rumor. But from things that I’ve heard tonight with my own ears, I really feel Grady Judd knows who killed these men, from following Damion from the dollar general, and that that information will soon come out. And I will be devastated because I’ve had contact with one of the people. Stuff like this really shocked our small communities. I pray for justice for these 3 men.
     
  6. Dontknow?

    Dontknow? Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the update. geez hope there is an arrest soon.
     
  7. cuffem

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    I have no doubt Sheriff Judd has been all over this since day one and will have an arrest soon.
     
  8. worm

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    I think the sheriff has a good idea of who it is too, just need something to tie the ends up with.
     
  9. Mind your biscuits

    Mind your biscuits Well-Known Member

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    Welcome, excellent post. :)
     
  10. Seattle1

    Seattle1 #LiveLikeLizzy&Gabby

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    I agree that the Polk County Sheriff is way ahead of us, building a case and arrest affidavit that screams probable cause, and secures a conviction.

    I've wondered if DT wasn't beat, stabbed, and shot somewhere near the lake, and one or more of the suspects were driving away in DT's red GMC when BR/KS unknowingly drove up alongside the killers. The entire ordeal just smells crazy meth head viciousness!

    Given that there have been not less than 100 posts (mine included) questioning why CR did not use BR's phone to summon help, I think Sheriff Judd was trying to come to CR's aid when he stated how BR's phone was difficult for even LE to find. Nothing nefarious or incorrect, just trying to calm the waters. MOO
     
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    Seattle1 #LiveLikeLizzy&Gabby

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    Thanks for your local perspective. I'm really sorry for you and your community. I do understand how small towns share both the joy and pain of their neighbors. #FrostproofRespect.
     
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    Suzi have you seen the doc on Netflix that followed stringers? Loudlabs was one.
     
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  13. Seattle1

    Seattle1 #LiveLikeLizzy&Gabby

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    The image in my head -- storm chasers with a twist! :eek: I'll check it out, thanks.
     
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    Well I've just been down one heck of a rabbit hole, and won't go there again.
    Word of advice.....stay away from the Who Killed ..... FB page.
    Your eyes may never get uncrossed again.
     
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    worm Well-Known Member

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    I can imagine just from screenshots that I’ve seen.
     
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    NoSI Verified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner/RXN

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    I just really hope that these arrests will happen before any of the suspects have the opportunity to do something impulsive so they don't have to face justice... I do worry... hopefully not justified. :oops:
     
  17. worm

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    I’ve thought about this a lot too. I’d guess if it’s more than one person, there’s a lot of mistrust going on also.
     
  18. NoSI

    NoSI Verified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner/RXN

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    Very true. Also... I hope that the family of Brandon has some type of police protection since it is known that dad talked to Brandon before Brandon passed. I am sure Sheriff Judd has taken care of this, so I need to stop... :confused:
     
  19. iamthewalrus

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    I am reading this whole thread and this is the best post I have seen so far...
     
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    we are saddened
     
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