Couple Murdered in Avila

By Ivette Virelles, CBS Tampa

Dr. Hector Rivera and his wife Debra, were found dead in their Avila home, Monday night.

Police discovered the couple after receiving a 911 call from a neighbor in the Avila community around 8 p.m. A Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office representative confirmed

The Avila residential area is a wealthy, gated community with high security. Police are investigating how the suspect could have entered the residences with such surveillance.

Around 3 a.m. Tuesday morning, officials received a search warrant to begin investigating the murders.

Avila Residents have included former Tampa Bay Rays manager Lou Piniella and New York Yankee Joe Posada.

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