Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 15-577

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 9, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Suspicious Death Investigation

    Detectives are still searching for Dave Anthony Allen to question him reference this incident.
    • Saturday
    • November 7, 2015
    • Time: 6:45 PM
    • 5008 Beechcraft Way
    • Seffner

    Victim:

    Erica C. Gaffney
    DOB 07/25/1978

    Details:

    The following news release is preliminary information known at this time and is subject to change as the investigation continues;

    Hillsborough County, FL (Seffner) - On November 7, 2015, at approximately 6:45 am, deputies discovered a deceased adult female inside 5008 Beechcraft Way in Seffner. Homicide detectives have determined the preliminary cause of death is suspicious.

    Hillsborough County Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy at a later date to determine the official cause of death.

    Dave Anthony Allen, DOB 09/15/1962, is believed to be at the residence at the time of the death and may have additional information concerning the incident. At this time no criminal charges exists for Allen.

    If anyone knows the whereabouts of Dave Anthony Allen, they are asked to notify the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200 or Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at 1-800-873-TIPS.

    No further information will be released at this time, pending further investigation.
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