Videos show possible Tampa serial killer near site of two slayings

Videos show possible Tampa serial killer near site of two slayings

Police say that they are treating the suspicious death as related to the Seminole Heights Killer until they know differently. "He's described as a thin black male who is about 6' to 6'2" tall, with a light complexion.

The Tampa Police Department's Twitter account alerted the public that an "active investigation" was underway, using the hashtag #traffic.

The first killing took place October 9 when 22-year-old Benjamin Mitchell was shot while waiting for a local bus.

The reward for information leading to an arrest stood at $91,000 until Tampa restaurateur Richard Gonzmart pledged $9,000 on Thursday.

"It's very unfortunate here that we've had another one", Police Chief Brian Dugan said.

"We believe this is the same person we saw walking just moments earlier", Dugan said during a news conference last month, adding that the person of interest likely has ties to the neighborhood. He was armed with a large black pistol and was last seen wearing all black clothing.

Tampa residents are coming together finding ways to help people within the community of Seminole Heights and the loved ones of the four shooting victims.

Dugan is also asking any resident who has a video surveillance camera to check and see if they see anything unusual that might help police solve these murders. "Maybe I need to consider moving", Street said, shaking her head.

"There will be one more family today that will be notified of a family member that was killed in cold blood", Buckhorn said. "You're ripping families apart and we're not able to grieve like we should grieve and just move forward and move on with it", Dupree said.

Benjamin Mitchell became the first victim on October 9, when he was shot dead after getting off a bus in the neighborhood at night.

Then on October 13, 2017, Monica Hoffa, 32, was found dead by a city of Tampa worker from what was described as upper body trauma. On Oct. 11, Monica Hoffa, 32, was killed and her body was found two days later.

The brief bit of new surveillance video released Tuesday shows a person walking, but the surrounding area is shaded out.

The murder of Felton has again put the neighborhood on edge.

"Safety is our top priority, and we are glad to provide additional state resources from the Florida Highway Patrol and FDLE to the Tampa Police Department to assist in their efforts", said Governor Scott.

She said she exchanged text messages with neighbors who, like her, were in their homes looking on as cops investigated the killing.