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.READ MORE: The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office In Contract With FDOT For Speed Enforcement
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.READ MORE: Georgia Expands CAPS Child Care Program To Add 10,000 More Children
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.MORE NEWS: Ghosts of Ybor City
Anyone with information is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 813-247-8200.