FL - Manhunt in Tampa after 4 slayings in 5 weeks, Oct-Nov 2017 #2 *Arrest*

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http://abcnews.go.com/US/killings-11-days-terrorizing-tampa-neighborhood-police/story?id=50618418
Police in Florida are searching for whoever is "terrorizing" a Tampa neighborhood after three people were shot and killed in the same vicinity in less than two weeks.

The latest slaying occurred Thursday night when Anthony Naiboa, a 20-year-old man with autism, was killed in the southeast Seminole Heights neighborhood while on his way home from work, according to the Tampa Police Department.
Naiboa was killed about 200 to 300 yards away from where 22-year-old Benjamin Mitchell was killed on Oct. 9, Dugan said. His body was found almost directly in front of Mitchell's home, Dugan said.

Investigators are searching for a person who was seen in surveillance video near the area the night that Mitchell was killed.

"We don’t know if that is him, her or what, Dugan said. "Do not assume this is a white person, do not assume it’s a black person and do not assume it’s a male."

On Oct. 13, the body of Monica Caridad Hoffa was found about a half mile from where Mitchell was found, Dugan said in a news conference Tuesday. Police believe she died Oct. 11.

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http://www.fox13news.com/news/local...murders-someones-terrorizing-the-neighborhood
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Chief Dugan warned anyone in the area to travel in groups and not to travel alone, and to always be aware of their surroundings, and not looking down at their phone. He also asked everyone in the neighborhood to turn on their porch lights and if they don't have any, police will get them one. "If you're walking alone, you're either a suspect or a potential victim, and that's what they need to remember in this neighborhood," he said.

Chief Dugan asked that anyone with information about who is in the video or any other information about whoever is doing this to come forward before he sent a message to the suspect: "Enough is enough. I don't know what your motive is, I don't know what your problem is. There's been enough carnage," he said.

Crime Stoppers is offering an $18,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect. Anyone with information can call 1-800-873-TIPS (8477) to be eligible for the cash reward. Anyone can also report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com.
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It appears, so far, that the killer does not have a particular physical characteristic that he favors -- not all whites, or blacks, or Hispanics; no seeming preference for women or men; not all blonds or brown haired or black haired. Certainly people alone & on foot at night; all were bus riders, it seems... what else?

Brian Dugan, interim Police Chief, certainly seemed to be very familiar with, and determined to solve, this case -- that's always good to see. He asked people in the area to keep their porch lights on, to not walk alone, and to be vigilant and alert.

Houses on E. Conover, near Frierson St. and New Orleans Ave. were smallish, older homes, but they looked well-kept with neat yards & clean streets. Certainly not a "rough-looking" area from what I saw. Probably similar to where some of us grew up 30, 40 or 50 years ago, when the houses were new and there were probably a lot of kids in the neighborhood in Anywhere, USA.

Three deaths already -- what sorrow to so many folks already, and a new fear to others, as well.
Let's hope this one ends soon.
 

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Quiet Tampa neighborhood is terrorized by a suspected serial killer after three are shot dead at random in 11 days


  • Cops in Tampa, Florida have launched a dragnet after string of shootings
  • Two men and one woman have been gunned down seemingly at random
  • Cops saturating the neighborhood heard shots that killed latest victim
  • Desperate plea to the public for information as murderer terrorizes public
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Dugan pleaded with the public for information about the individual in the surveillance video, warning not to assume the suspect's race or gender, which cops could not determine from the footage.

'This is, you know, very frustrating,' Dugan said. 'I go from frustration to anger on these unsolved homicides. And now, we have someone who is terrorizing the neighborhood. It's just difficult to see this happen.'

The chief also urged the community not to retreat into their homes, and continue to maintain a public presence on the streets - though the department warns against walking alone at night.

'Do cookouts, walk your dog,' he said. 'We're not going to be held hostage by whoever's doing this.'

Anyone with information about the murders is urged to contact the Tampa Bay Police Department at 813-231-6130.
 

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Thrill-killer? This is strange.

Even the cctv video of the suspect looks strange, imo.
LE say they do not know if the individual seen is black or white, male or female.
The POI certainly has a peculiar gait, imo. sort of wobbly as if/but not - wearing high heels- and almost seems to walk with one foot in front of the other, " model" style.
imo, speculation.

[video=youtube;hvlOtGLgL2U]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvlOtGLgL2U[/video]
 
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The CCTV footage. The way the person walks...it is eerie.

Hope they are caught very soon.

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The suspect seems confident and determined. Straight posture, even strides. It may just be the video, but whoever it is looks very slim. I can see how "model" popped into your mind.
 

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http://www.tampabay.com/news/public...y-investigate-third-death-in-seminole/2341766
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Authorities have said repeatedly that the victims did nothing wrong and there is no connection between them.

But there are similarities.
All three victims were bus riders and all three were shot at or near bus stops. Mitchell and Naiboa both attended Middleton High School.
Dugan cautions residents not to assume the person in the video is white or black, male or female. Investigators want to know what the person saw and eliminate him or her as a suspect.
 

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Even the cctv video of the suspect looks strange, imo.
LE say they do not know if the individual seen is black or white, male or female.
The POI certainly has a peculiar gait, imo. sort of wobbly as if/but not - wearing high heels- and almost seems to walk with one foot in front of the other, " model" style.
imo, speculation.

[video=youtube;hvlOtGLgL2U]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvlOtGLgL2U[/video]

The gait reminds me of a cyclist or weight-lifter. Sorta flat-footed, but with more strength in the thighs. Distinctive, to be sure. Chilling

ETA: Maybe wearing flip-flops??? Or slip-on shoes that tend to slide off the heel/back of the foot?

ETA2: At the .35 mark, there appears to something glowing in their left-side back pocket. Cell phone, maybe?
 

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You know what maybe the city should start cutting down all the tall grass or if a neighbor has a lot of stuff back there they could do it

wouldnt it be amazing if a bunch of people did that and he did not know and then caught BAM !

I also thought maybe people walking around that area ought to keep there cell phones recording

pretending like your using it but face the camera behind you

i know that sounds utterly creepy

just thinking crazy here
 

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I have never understood how they keep saying they don't know each other when they go to the same school --- that IMO makes that statement possibly not true??

If their school was anything like mine in Pinellas County, I had over 100 kids in my Senior class. So while I knew a lot of people; I didn't know everyone. Tampa is a major metropolitan city and I'm sure the class sizes are huge.


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The suspect seems confident and determined. Straight posture, even strides. It may just be the video, but whoever it is looks very slim. I can see how "model" popped into your mind.

Indeed...skinny skinny legs... (or so it appears to me)
 

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More speculations/thoughts/maybes (lol, sorry Chief, don't have any names for you...):

Maybe one his close family members recently passed away. And if so, natural causes/sickness or homicide?
 

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Thinking about shooting at night...did he have a laser sight?
 

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Maybe he doesn't live there, just visits someone there...girlfriend, etc (sorry for rehash if already mentioned), or as I said works the graveyard shift there.

Can someone please bring forward the list of the times, days, dates and geo coordinates/addresses/locations of the shootings, tia.
 

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http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/s...ses-bunker-lookout-strategy-to-capture-killer
[h=1]Seminole Heights resident proposes ‘Bunker Lookout Strategy' to capture killer[/h] [h=2]People asked to take shifts looking out windows[/h] Michael Paluska
10:25 PM, Nov 16, 2017
Jimenez spent hours crunching data from the Hillsborough County Tax Appraiser’s Office. He then made a map and schedule for residents to take turns in their own homes looking out the window, keeping a constant watch on the streets and sidewalks for anyone walking around that matches the suspect description.

“There’s over 500 homes in this one area, so if we can get people to their windows to be in a safe place to look out onto their streets it’s definitely going to help a lot,” Jimenez said.
The chief of police says they won’t give up until the families of Benjamin Mitchell, Monica Hoffa, Anthony Naiboa, and Ronald Felton see justice and a killer behind bars.

The reward for information that leads to the shooter is $100K.
 
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