Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-074

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 7, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    USF Forensic Anthropologist Provides A Facial Reconstruction

    Detectives are seeking assistance in identifying a man discovered in November 2010.
    • Monday
    • November 8, 2010
    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Wooded area - 5233 East Hillsborough Avenue
    • Tampa, FL


    White male, 40 – 50 years of age,
    Known to go by the name of “Preacher man”


    Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the person in the photo. The victim was discovered on November 8, 2010 in a wooded area just south of Hillsborough Avenue East and west of the CSX railroad tracks. The victim was known to be homeless and went by the nickname “Preacher man”. According to other transients in the area, his first name is believed to be “Mike”. Due to the condition of the body, the Medical Examiner’s Office initiated the services of University of South Florida Forensic Anthropologist Erin Kimmerle. The photo is of the facial reconstruction done by Kimmerle.

    Anyone with any information reference the suspect is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of this suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB plus your tip" to
    C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).
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