Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 14-150 (14-031)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 18, 2014
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    Homicide Arrest

    The victim's body was discovered behind an shopping plaza in Riverview.
    • Thursday
    • April 17, 2014
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County

    Arrested:


    Jose Enrique Gonzalez
    DOB: 9/09/1965
    2311 Osborne Avenue
    Tampa

    Charges:

    • First Degree Felony Murder
    • Sexual Battery

    Victim: 

    Meaghan Casady
    DOB: 5/04/1992
    12708 Fox Way Trail
    Gibsonton

    Details:

    On April 17, 2014, homicide detectives arrested Jose Enrique Gonzalez for the murder of Meaghan Casady.

    On January 18, 2014 at approximately 7:20 a.m., the driver of a sanitation truck for Progressive Waste Solutions discovered Meaghan Casady's body behind the Summerfield Plaza, 11323 Big Bend Road in Riverview Florida.
     

    News Release 14-031: (Dated January 21, 2014)

    On January 18, 2014 at approximately 7:20 a.m., the driver of a sanitation truck for Progressive Waste Solutions discovered Meaghan Casady's body behind the Summerfield Plaza, 11323 Big Bend Road in Riverview Florida.

    Homicide detectives and technicians with the Crime Scene Unit are processing the crime scene for any latent forensic evidence. The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner's Office responded to the scene and transported Casady to the morgue where an autopsy will be conducted to determine official cause of death.

    Detectives are asking for the public's assistance for anyone who may have any knowledge of Casady's activities during the last 24 hours to call HCSO at 813-247-8200.  Anyone with any information regarding this investigation and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward, is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), or 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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