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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-718

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 8, 2018
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Affairs Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Missing Endangered Adult

    He has been located.
    • Monday
    • October 8, 2018
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County


    Jonas Desta has returned home.

    Missing Endangered Adult:

    Jonas Mekonnen Desta

    DOB: 1/25/88

    8308 Kirkland Drive

    Tampa, FL


    Black male, 5’5”, 150 lbs., black hair, brown eyes. Last seen wearing a black zip-up hoodie and blue jeans.



    Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a 30-year-old Tampa man who left his residence on October 4th and has not returned. At approximately 6:00 p.m. last Thursday, Jonas Desta was seen leaving his home, 8308 Kirkland Dr., without his medications. Family says that Desta normally leaves and returns in a few days, but it has been four days with no sign of his return and he is in need of his medications.


    Anyone with information about Desta’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200.


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