Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-283

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • September 30, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Body Found In Woods Is That Of Missing Person From South Florida

    Body discovered in the area of Walker Road has been identified and ruled homicide.
    • Monday
    • September 20, 2010
    • Time: 2:22 PM
    • Walker Road & Greyrock Road
    • Tampa, FL

    Victim:

    George Anthony Rodney
    DOB 12-04-72
    3526 Coral Springs Drive
    Coral Springs, FL

    Details:

    On September 20, 2010 at 2:22 p.m., the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to Walker Road south of Greyrock Road regarding a deceased person. Upon arrival, deputies found the victim along the west shoulder in an advanced state of decomposition. The Medical Examiner's Office has determined the victim died as a result of upper body trauma and has ruled the case a homicide. Investigation revealed the victim traveled from South Florida to the Tampa Bay area multiple times a week to deliver illegal drugs and may have been doing so when last seen in the City of Tampa on September 14, 2010. This was not a random act. The investigation has also resulted in detectives traveling to South Florida to further the investigation as well as locate next of kin. It has also revealed the victim rented a Hertz rental car and was last seen driving it on September 14, 2010 in Tampa. It is still missing and detectives are requesting the assistance of the public in locating the vehicle. It is described as a white 2010 Nissan Versa four-door, Florida Tag 9 9 5 J P R. Anyone having information on this offense is encouraged to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.


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