Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-059

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 15, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Detectives Seek Subject For Possible Information

    Man was seen with the victim last Thursday.
    • Sunday
    • February 12, 2012
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County


    • Black Male
    • 20 – 30 years of age
    • Approximately 5’9” – 6’ Tall
    • 175 lbs., thin build.
    • Last seen wearing a black t-shirt, blue jean shorts and black sneakers.


    • Bicycle


    Hillsborough County detectives would like to identify and speak with the individual seen in the surveillance photo. Detectives have learned that the subject in the photo was seen with the homicide victim – Nancy Grooms (press release 12-054) on February 9, 2012 at the R & C Chiquita Meat Market located at 12307 North Nebraska Avenue, Tampa. The subject is not a suspect, but detectives believe that he might have information about the victim that could be helpful to the investigation.

    Nancy Grooms was discovered deceased inside her residence on February 12, 2012 at approximately 11:35 a.m. when a friend went to check on her after not hearing from her. The victim suffered trauma to the upper torso and had been deceased for a couple of days prior to being discovered.

    Anyone with any information reference the identity of the subject in the photo is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 1-813-247-8200 or 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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