Laura Pietscher 28 F, found murdered Tampa FL 10-19-18

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  1. Onaliv

    Onaliv Active Member

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    Unsolved Homicide of Laura Pietscher, 28 years old, last seen in Sebring, Fl.

    The body of Laura Pietscher was found behind a dumpster at 3715 15th St. North, in Tampa, FL on October 19, 2018. She resided, and was last seen alive, in Sebring.

    Laura is 5'6", 120 lbs and was born with no lower left arm; however, she has an upper arm, thumb and 2 fingers.

    A picture of Laura's truck is pictured.

    We are asking that anyone who may have any information on the murder of Laura Pietsche, to please contact Heartland Crime Stoppers. You will remain anonymous.

    A cash reward of up to $3,000 is being offered for the tip made to Crime Stoppers which results in the arrest of the person(s) responsible for her murder.

    Web: www.P3Tips.com or click on the "Contact Us" link.
    App: Use the free "p3tips" app on your mobile device.
    Call: 1-800-226-TIPS (8477)
     
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  2. Spellbound

    Spellbound falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus

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    OMG! This is my friends' daughter!!! I am sitting here in shock :eek: :(

    Thank you for the post, Onaliv
     
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  3. YESorNO

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    Laura Pietscher’s parents, friends seek tips on her month-old murder

    "...Her parents have came down from Michigan to handle her funeral and remembrances, which included a cremation, service at St. John United Methodist Church, and candlelight vigil at Veterans Beach in Sebring.

    Their daughter had completed a tough program to serve as a correctional officer and worked at DeSoto State Correctional Institution in Arcadia for several months, before deciding it wasn’t for her, Art Pietscher said....

    Linda Pietscher, Laura’s mom, spent most of the conversation with her head bowed, holding onto a handmade cane inscribed with “Fishers of Men.”...

    Laura Marie Pietscher was found dead Oct. 19 near a business at 3712 N. 15th St. in Tampa. Police got called to the scene at 10:20 a.m...."

    Laura Pietscher’s parents, friends seek tips on her month-old murder

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  4. Hatfield

    Hatfield Well-Known Member

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    So sorry to hear this news about your friend's daughter :(
     
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    Thanks, Hatfield. Glad you stopped by.
     
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  6. Onaliv

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    Another tragic loss, praying that justice is served.
     
  7. Katharine

    Katharine In memory of Travis Alexander-WS member 3/30/2013

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    I am so sorry Spelly. She sure was pretty. How sad for her parents, other family members, and her friends. May justice be served and swiftly.
     
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    Manhunt underway after Sebring woman's body dumped in Tampa (with clip)

    Mar 15, 2019

    "SEBRING, Fla. (WFLA) ...Authorities say 48-year-old Gary Danielle murdered a Sebring woman and dumped her body behind a dumpster in Tampa....

    Arthur says DNA of the killer was found under her fingernails....

    Officials have identified Danielle as the prime suspect in her murder.

    He has a long rap sheet and has spent years in prison...."

    Manhunt underway after Sebring woman's body dumped in Tampa

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  9. YESorNO

    YESorNO The Queen (aka "mrsmuir") SWBB

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    Suspect in murder of Sebring woman arrested

    Mar 19, 2019

    "...Gary Tyrone Dannielle, 48, was wanted for the murder of 28-year-old Laura Pietscher of Sebring....

    Additional details were not released."

    Suspect in murder of Sebring woman arrested
     
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  10. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Dang.... I can't access Hillsborough County records....

    Anyone? TIA!
     
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    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Thanks Spellz! I can get into the arrest inquiry, but not the other one - no access allowed. And unfortunately, the arrest one doesn't have a court date. I put in his case # just in case someone can find him.
    Here's what I have so far:

    Arrest:
    FL – Laura Pietscher (28) (last seen in Sebring w/Danielle; found Oct. 19, 2018, Tampa) - *Gary Tyrone Danielle (48) arrested & indicted (3/19/19) for 1st degree premeditated murder, tampering with physical evidence & Grand theft auto. Held without bond. Hillsborough County Case #19CF002109
    Manhunt underway 3/15/19; suspect was captured in Tampa (3/19/19) by the U.S. Marshal's task force.
    DNA of the killer was found under her fingernails.
     
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  13. SeesSeas

    SeesSeas FLORIDIAN

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    There aren't any future court hearings listed:
    Hillsborough County Clerk of the Circuit Court
    Case Search

    STATE OF FLORIDA VS
    DANIELLE, GARY TYRONE
    Defendant Birth Date: 02/17/1971
    Case Number 19-CF-002109-A


    Charge Number Offense Description Offense Date Degree Description
    1 782041-MURD1000 (FC) MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE (PREMEDITATED) 10/17/2018 CAPITAL FELONY
    2 918131A-TAMP4000 (FT) TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE (DESTROY) 10/17/2018 THIRD DEGREE FELONY
    3 8120142C6-THEF2201 (FT) GRAND THEFT MOTOR VEHICLE 10/17/2018 THIRD DEGREE FELONY

    Document Index Clock-In Event Date Event Description Comment
    1 02/14/2019 File Home Location - Electronic
    2 02/14/2019 INDICTMENT CAPITAL
    3 02/14/2019 CRIMINAL REPORT AFFIDAVIT FOR PURPOSE OF PROPOSED DIVISION ONLY
    4 02/14/2019 INDICTMENT CAPIAS ISSUED - CONFIDENTIAL
    5 02/14/2019 PROPOSED DIVISION A
     
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    Thanks so much, SeesSeas
     
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    You're welcome!
    I was just now checking to see if the court had updated entries. Still no future hearing date, but here are the docket entries for today:

    Case Search
    STATE OF FLORIDA VS
    DANIELLE, GARY TYRONE
    Defendant Birth Date: 02/17/1971
    Case Number 19-CF-002109-A

    Document Index Clock-In Event Date Event Description Comment
    6 03/20/2019 MOTION FOR PRETRIAL DETENTION
    7 03/20/2019 INDICTMENT CAPIAS EXECUTED - CONF
    8 03/20/2019 INDICTMENT ARREST
    9 03/20/2019 DEFENDANT APPEARED AT PRELIMINARY PRESENTATION COURT JUDGE SCOTT STEPHENS, COURT REPORTER TY STUBBS
    10 03/20/2019 TO BE SET
    11 03/20/2019 ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER APPOINTED
    12 03/20/2019 FIRST APPEARANCE DOCKET PAGE
    13 03/20/2019 MEDIA PRESENT
     
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    Case Search
    STATE OF FLORIDA VS
    DANIELLE, GARY TYRONE


    Hearing Description Hearing Date Hearing Time Hearing Location Judicial Officer Image
    ARRAIGNMENT 2019-03-28 9:00 AM COURTROOM 33 3RD FLOOR 401 N JEFFERSON ST TAMPA, FL 33602 Twine Thomas, Barbara
     
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    Her body was found behind a dumpster in Tampa. Who was she, and how did police catch her killer?
    March 22, 2019
    TAMPA — One rainy night last October, a sheriff's deputy showed up at Art and Linda Pietscher's door in Michigan with news about their daughter in Florida.

    Their dog Junior was barking, so Art Pietscher and the deputy went to the camper parked outside to talk. In the moment after the deputy told Pietscher that his 28-year-old daughter Laura was dead, Pietscher’s mind jumped to conclusions. Maybe it was a car wreck; Laura did like to drive fast.

    Instead, the deputy said that detectives in Tampa suspected Laura was a victim of a homicide.
    [...]
    Born in Livonia, Mich., and raised in nearby LaSalle, Laura Pietscher came to Florida in fall 2016 to care for her ailing grandmother, Bea.

    She moved into her grandmother's tidy manufactured home in a neighborhood where the streets were named after states. Bea happened to live on Michigan Avenue. After she died in 2017, Laura stayed in the house.

    After settling in Florida, Pietscher decided she wanted to become a correctional officer. She faced a challenge: She was born with a short right arm and only two fingers and thumb on that hand. While training at the academy, the instructor in the pump shotgun course told her she was wasting his time because she would never make it through his class, according to her father. But she learned to pump the gun with her left hand and pull the trigger with her right, and she passed.
    [...]
    Another witness told investigators that a short guy from Sebring claimed he'd fled from police and crashed the truck. Detectives found Danielle hiding in some bushes — the motion doesn't say where — but did not arrest him.

    Records show Danielle, who is about 4-foot-10, has been arrested more than a dozen times in Florida and has served time in state prison for robbery, battery and cocaine possession.

    Investigators began to retrace the whereabouts of both Danielle and Pietscher in the days leading up to the discovery of her body. Detectives learned that Pietscher had been seen in a couple of bars in Sebring before her disappearance. At a restaurant Pietscher frequented near her home, the Wild Hawg, they discovered surveillance footage from Oct. 16 showing her wearing the same strapless dress she had on when her body was found.
    [...]
    The case against Danielle grew stronger as lab results came back. His DNA was found under Pietscher's fingernails, on the strap that bound her hands and a blood-stained shirt found in the back of her truck.
    [...]
     
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    Very sad.
     
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    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Thursday, March 28th:
    *Arraignment Hearing (@ 9am ET) - FL – Laura Pietscher (28) (last seen in Sebring w/Danielle Oct. 17, 2018; found Oct. 19, 2018, Tampa) - *Gary Tyrone Danielle (48) arrested & charge & indicted (2/14/19) for 1st degree premeditated murder, tampering with physical evidence & Grand theft auto. Held without bond.
    Manhunt underway 3/15/19; suspect was captured in Tampa (3/19/19) by the U.S. Marshal's task force. DNA of the killer was found under her fingernails.
    3/20/19 Update: First appearance, appointed an assistant public attorney. Motion for pretrial detention. Arraignment hearing on 3/28.
     
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