Police plan community meeting as search for Seminole Heights killer continues

Police plan community meeting as search for Seminole Heights killer continues

"He took the wrong bus to this neighborhood; he should not have been to this neighborhood. he was going to another bus stop and he did not make it", Police Chief Brian Dugan said during a press conference.

On Friday, angry residents of Seminole Heights took to the streets and marched through the neighborhood in protest of the killings.

Aside from a grainy surveillance video of a person walking, there are few clues about the serial killer roaming the streets of a small neighborhood in Tampa.

On Thursday, police found the body of Anthony Naiboa who was shot after taking the wrong bus home from work.

Crime Stoppers Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrests of the unknown suspect or suspects involved in the homicide cases.

"I go from frustration to anger on these unsolved homicides", Dugan said.

Monica Hoffa's body was also found on October 13, about half a mile from Mitchell's body was found.

Days later, Monica Caridad Hoffa, 32, was found dead on October 13, although police believe she was killed two days earlier.

Back on October 10, Benjamin Mitchell, 22, was killed while waiting at a bus stop near North 15th Street and East Frierson Avenue.

Police believe he was the first victim in the series of murders.

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Despite the suspected connection between the three killings, police have refrained from directly calling the suspect a serial killer.

"We are still sifting through evidence".

Naiboa was the eldest of five children and had just graduated from Tampa's George S. Middleton High School previous year, Dugan said. "If that brings attention to this, that's fine".

"We can call it what we want", said Dugan, the Times reported. "Especially, I'm not talking about just this restaurant, the area itself".

Dugan says it's just too coincidental to be anything but connected.

"I've never seen anything like this, really to tell you the truth, there's no rhyme or reason", Sgt. Fannin said.

Dugan said officers patrolling the area Thursday night heard the shots that killed Naiboa and rushed to the scene, only to find him dead. "We need everyone to come out of their homes at night", said Chief Dugan. In each of the shootings, the victim was alone and was not robbed, police said.

But even for those who do not have information, Dugan urged residents to stand up to whoever is victimizing the neighborhood.

The three victims were all killed in the #Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa, according to #Fox News reports. "We're going door to door and chatting with people".

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