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David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 12-122

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 28, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Death Investigation Victim Identified

    The victim suffered trauma to the upper torso.
    • Tuesday
    • March 27, 2012
    • Time: 4:20 PM
    • 1915 Erin Brooke Drive
    • Valrico, Florida


    Samuel Lee Partin
    DOB: 2-25-51
    1915 Erin Brooke Drive
    Valrico, Florida


    On March 27, 2012, at approximately 4:20 p.m., deputies responded to 1915 Erin Brooke Drive in Valrico. When the victim’s wife and son (Linda Partin and Samuel Partin, Jr.) arrived home at approximately 4:20 p.m. and entered the residence they thought someone had burglarized the residence so they immediately exited and waited for deputies to arrive. The first deputy arrived and searched the residence discovering the victim deceased in one of the bedrooms.

    Homicide detectives arrived and after securing a search warrant entered the residence to conduct the investigation. The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office took possession of the body and will determine the cause of death. Preliminary indications are the victim suffered trauma to the upper torso. The victim was positively identified through fingerprints.

    Detectives do not believe that the incident is a random act and the victim is known to the suspect or suspects.

    The investigation continues.
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