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Release Number: 09-105

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

April 8, 2009

Debbie Carter:

(813) 247-8060




Black male


Apparent homicide


Body discovered April 7, 2009


Thonotosassa (down a dirt road on the edge of wooded area) Stanley Road and Cooper Road






Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is working what appears to be a homicide.  At approximately 4:55 p.m., April 7, 2009 a passerby spotted what appeared to be a body in a wooded area.


The body is that of a black male with what appears to be trauma to the upper torso.  There was no identification found on the victim.


The cause of death will be determined by the Medical Examiners Office.  It is estimated that the body could have been at the location for 24 to 36 hours.