Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 13-229

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 11, 2013
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    • 813/247-8060

    Neel Family Offering $25,000 Reward

    Detectives are seeking information about the 2005 murder of David Neel.
    • Tuesday
    • June 11, 2013
    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County

    Neel Family Offering $25,000 Reward:

    The Neel family is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the 2005 murder of David Neel.

    To date, this case has remained unsolved. This reward is being offered for a period of one year from the date of release, but may be extended at the discretion of the family. Crime Stoppers is also offering a reward of up to $1,000 should a tip called into Crime Stoppers results in an arrest in this case.

    Case Details:

    On March 6, 2005, at approximately 10:53 a.m., the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a traffic crash on the southbound exit ramp of Interstate 75 onto Interstate 4. Upon arrival, troopers found what appeared to be a single vehicle crash involving a 1990 Ford F250.
    Preliminary investigation determined that the victim was southbound on Interstate 75 from the area of State Road 54, in Zephyrhills. Witnesses report seeing the victim’s vehicle southbound on Interstate 75 just south of Fowler Avenue. The next report on the victim’s vehicle was when it was observed crashed on the exit ramp.

    A single bullet hole was found in the driver’s door near the side view mirror. The bullet penetrated the driver’s door and the victim was struck in the upper left side of his chest. The victim died as a result of his wound. The victim was identified as 49 year old David Addison Neel of Zephyrhills, Florida. It appeared at the time that Mr. Neel was shot while driving along Interstate 75 at the southbound exit ramp for Interstate 4. Preliminary indications are the shot was fired from a passing vehicle, which would have been slightly ahead of and to the left of Mr. Neel’s pick up truck.
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