Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-153

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 6, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    HCSO Homicide Detectives Solve 1986 Cold Case Homicide

    Detectives' persistence and DNA evidence leads to an arrest.
    • Monday
    • January 27, 1986
    • Time: 8:00 AM
    • Adamsville Road/Whiskey Stump
    • Gibsonton, FL

    Suspect:



    George Olen Shrader
    DOB: 08/12/66
    207 2nd Street, SE
    Ruskin, FL 33570

    Charges: 1st Degree Premeditated Murder
    Sexual Battery

    Victim:



    Sharon Lorraine Moss
    DOB: 07/06/1962

    Details:

    On May 5, 2011, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives arrested George Olen Shrader charging him with 1st Degree Murder and Sexual Battery in connection with the January 27, 1986 homicide of Sharon Moss, age 23.

    The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Division will continue to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves by seeking answers and justice for the victims and their families.

    On the morning of January 27, 1986 the body of the victim was located on Adamsville Road in Gibsonton. DNA evidence collected at the time of the homicide was used to create a DNA profile. Detectives continued to investigate this case by following the DNA evidence left behind. In April 2011, detectives were able to identify a suspect leading to the arrest of Shrader.
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