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

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  1. SleuthyLou

    SleuthyLou Well-Known Member

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    Jax49 Florida Native - now residing in Jacksonville

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    Four counts of murder...yes! Finally.
     
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    Jax49 Florida Native - now residing in Jacksonville

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    Howell Emanuel Donaldson, III
     
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    SleuthyLou Well-Known Member

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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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    dotr Well-Known Member

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    http://heavy.com/news/2017/11/howell-donaldson-seminole-heights-serial-killer-suspect/
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    Facebook/Rosita Donaldson
     
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    WOW! I hear that too! I cannot make out all of the questions and answers though! Did she put her finger into his side like it was a gun and he jumped? She is a brave lady! Like I said before, I would not have confronted him outright. I would have called in a tip which might have never been investigated...

    She stresses how weird this dude was too!
     
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    [video=youtube;vk3OTCRxsco]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vk3OTCRxsco[/video]
    ABC Action News
    From tonight,

    He seems to be wearing his work uniform under the rain hoodie. Duh! He may have been on his way back and forth from work. Didn't even change. Just slipped that thing on, got his gun. LE will have his work schedule.

    Maybe this has been covered before, but was it raining around the time he's caught on video?
     
  8. margarita25

    margarita25 I like taking naps with my dog

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    Whaaaat?
     
  9. EuTuCroquet?

    EuTuCroquet? “What's happening to my special purpose!?”

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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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    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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  11. EuTuCroquet?

    EuTuCroquet? “What's happening to my special purpose!?”

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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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    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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  13. EuTuCroquet?

    EuTuCroquet? “What's happening to my special purpose!?”

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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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    margarita25 I like taking naps with my dog

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    "But the only thing they can focus on now is their son.

    “We love our son we want to let him know we love him,” Rosita said.

    The Donaldson met Thursday night with prominent Tampa attorney, Ralph Fernandez.

    “What they stressed is that they will support their son and love their son and they’re going to stick by their son as you can expect in the most difficult of all times anyone can envision,” Fernandez told FOX 13 News.

    When asked if he would represent the Donaldsons’ son, as well, Fernandez said those plans are still being made.

    “We are putting together a team of attorneys and I think [we will know] by Monday who that will be and which role each will play,” he added.

    Fernandez says the Donaldsons have not seen their son since his arrest, but they will meet with him soon."

    http://www.fox9.com/news/exclusive-...eartbroken-for-victims-families-and-their-son
     
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    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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    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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    http://www.fox13news.com/news/local...eartbroken-for-victims-families-and-their-son
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  19. EuTuCroquet?

    EuTuCroquet? “What's happening to my special purpose!?”

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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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    EuTuCroquet? “What's happening to my special purpose!?”

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    I just saw your post at the tail end of the last thread about that. Good eye!

     

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