Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-397

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 23, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    Missing Girl

    HCSO divers discover Jennifer Caballero deceased.
    • Monday
    • October 22, 2012
    • Time: 6:15 PM
    • Rogers Middle School
    • 11910 Tucker Road
    • Riverview, Florida

    Missing Juvenile:

    Jennifer Caballero
    DOB: 2/13/2002


    On October 22, 2012, shortly after 1 p.m., 10 year old Jennifer Caballero walked away from Rogers Middle School. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies including K-9 and aviation units assisted in the search in the area surrounding the school. A reverse 911 “A Child Is Missing” call was made.

    At approximately 6:15 p.m., divers with the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office discovered Jennifer Caballero deceased at the bottom of a pond behind the school. Divers searching the pond found the child in water approximately 12 feet deep, and approximately 20 feet from the shore line. The pond has zero visibility.

    The pond is surrounded by a 4' chain link fence. HCSO is conducting a death investigation and will be working with school officials to determine the circumstances that led to her disappearance.
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