By Ashley Cox

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (CW44 News At 10)– The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide connected to a missing person case after a body was found on Wednesday, June 9.

At approximately 7:00 p.m. deputies were dispatched to the Beach Walk Condominiums in the Town ‘N’ Country area, in reference to a missing person call.

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According to reports, the caller said their family member, who works as a security guard at the apartment complex, had not returned home by her usual time. Upon arrival, deputies discovered the victim’s car in the parking lot.

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Simultaneously, St. Pete Fire Rescue was responding to a fire in a wooded area, near a rest stop, located by the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. A body was discovered, and based on preliminary investigative details, detectives believe they have identified the missing woman from Hillsborough County.

“Our Detectives have identified a person of interest and are working to piece together this heinous crime,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister.

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Anyone with information is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 813-247-8200.