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Release Number: 18-582
- For Immediate Release:
- Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
- July 6, 2018
- Contact Person:
- Public Affairs Office : firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall Victim Located And Safe
Female appeared to have fallen out of a vehicle.
- July 3, 2018
- Time: 12:00 AM
- 131st Avenue and 15th Street
- Tampa, FL
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office located the woman seen on a surveillance video falling from a moving vehicle in Tampa on Monday afternoon and she is safe.
After a thorough investigation, HCSO determined that Jaiya Lee (DOB 11-29-96), accidentally fell out of the 1998 Ford Expedition driven by her boyfriend Marquis Mills (DOB 8-6-98), when they entered the intersection of 131st Avenue and 15th Street around 4:12 p.m. in the University area. The couple had just left the Walmart at 2701 East Fletcher Avenue and were traveling with Kiera Mills (DOB 11-28-96), Marquis' sister, and her one-year-old son in the back seat. All four are Tampa residents.
HCSO detectives have categorized the case as an accidental injury. Lee suffered road rash on both of her legs and elbows due to the accident. She has not sought medical attention since the fall. HCSO became aware of the accident when witnesses called 911 to report seeing Lee in the street. No one in the vehicle reported the incident to authorities. According to all three adults in the SUV, Lee leaned against the front passenger door, which had been repaired due to previous damage, and fell out.
Based on witness testimony and physical evidence reviewed by detectives, no charges are pending in this investigation. If anyone has any other information related to this matter that may place the investigation in a different light, please call HCSO at 813-247-8200.
Detectives are seeking information about an incident caught on camera Monday afternoon.
On July 2, 2018 at approximately 4:12 p.m., a burgundy Ford Expedition stopped in the intersection of E. 131st Avenue and N. 15th Street after an unknown black female appeared to have fallen out of the vehicle from the passenger side. She appeared to be injured and unconscious when an unknown black male drive picked her up nad placed her back into the vehicle. The vehicle then continued to travel west on E. 131st, then south on Nebraska Avenue.
Detectives would like to identify the female and determine what happened in this video. At the moment, this is an open investigation and no charges are pending. We need the public's assistance to locate the victim as our priority is her well-being. We have checked hospitals and have canvassed the area with negative results.
Anyone with information about this incident or who can identify the vehicle is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200.