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Possible Serial Killer Has Murdered Three Random People Within Days In One Neighborhood

Police have said that the three murders are clearly linked, and the victims appear to have been targeted randomly.

Tampa, FL – The quiet neighborhood of Seminole Heights is in fear after three murders within days, and police believe that a serial killer may be responsible.

Due to the first two murders, police were conducting saturation patrols in the area and heard the shots that killed the latest victim.

That victim, Anthony Naiboa, age 20, was just killed on Thursday night, according to The Daily Mail.

Naiboa, who is autistic, had just gotten off the bus on his way home from work, at the wrong stop, and was not supposed to be in the neighborhood. He was walking to a different bus stop when he was shot.

Police found Naiboa, who was pronounced dead at the scene, but no sign of the murderer.

The first victim, Benjamin Edward Mitchell, age 22, was shot on October 9 near a bus stop a block away from the most recent murder. He was transported to a local hospital, where he later died.

The body of the second victim, Monica Caridad Hoffa, age 32, was found on October 13 in a vacant lot by a city worker. Police believe that she had been murdered two days earlier.

All three murders occurred within a few thousand feet of each other in the neighborhood. The victims were all bus riders, and all three were shot at or near bus stops.

At a press conference on Friday, Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan said, “Enough is enough. I don’t know what your motive is. I don’t know what your problem is. There’s been enough carnage. You have severely affected some families.”

Police have not officially said that the murders are the work of a serial killer, but they believe that the murders are linked.

FBI profilers have responded to assist.

The only evidence found so far that linked the victims was that Mitchell and Naiboa both attended Middleton High School.

Officers have few leads, except surveillance video from the first shooting of what they said is a person of interest.

Chief Dugan pleaded with the public for help in identifying the person seen in the video. He warned citizens not to assume the suspect’s race or gender, which officers have been unable to determine from the footage.

He asked neighborhood residents “not to retreat into their homes, and to maintain a public presence on the streets,” but he urged them not to walk alone at night.

A $25,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of this killer.

Anyone with information about the murders is asked to call the Tampa Bay Police Department at 813-231-6130.

GinnyReed - October Sun, 2017


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