Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 12-067

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 21, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    Body Discovered In A Container In The Back Yard

    Man has been identified.
    • Monday
    • February 20, 2012
    • Time: 12:43 PM
    • 517 Larry Circle S
    • Brandon, FL


    Benna F. Rogers
    DOB: 3/05/1978


    On February 20, 2012, family members came to 517 Larry Circle S in Brandon to clean out the house. The family members attempted to move a garbage can from the back of the house when they discovered a decomposed body inside and contacted Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. The Medical Examiner’s Office has positively identified the body via fingerprints as Benna F. Rogers. It is still unclear if he resided fulltime at that address.

    The owner of the house, Micah Rogers died on February 14, 2012, from carbon monoxide poisoning after putting a motor scooter in his bedroom and turning it on. Benna Rogers is the brother of Micah Rogers and had not been in contact with the family for months.

    The Hillsborough County Medical Examiners' Office is still working to establish an approximate time and cause of death. Those results are still pending.

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