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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-089

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 3, 2016
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Re-Enactment Of The Unsolved Homicide Of David Addison Neel

    A bullet penetrated the driver's door and the victim was struck in the upper left side of his chest.
    • Sunday
    • March 6, 2005
    • Time: 10:53 AM
    • Interstate 75 and Interstate 4


    Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect(s) in the homicide of David Addison Neel.

    The re-enactment video (link below) was created by Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. The video can be viewed on the Crime Stoppers website, www.crimestopperstb.com under the Cold Case Homicides tab; on the Crime Stoppers Facebook page and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office website, www.hcso.tampa.fl.us.

    On March 6, 2005 at approximately 10:53 a.m., the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a traffic crash on the southbound exit ramp of Interstate 75 onto Interstate 4. Upon arrival, troopers found what appeared to be a single vehicle crash involving a 1990 Ford F250.

    Preliminary investigation determined that the victim was southbound on Interstate 75 from the area of State Road 54 in Zephyrhills. Witnesses report seeing the victim's vehicle southbound on Interstate 75 just south of Fowler Avenue. The next report on the victim's vehicle was when it was observed crashed on the exit ramp. A single bullet hole was found in the driver's door near the side view mirror. The bullet penetrated the driver's door and the victim was struck in the upper left side of his chest. The victim died as a
    result of his injuries. The victim was identified as 49 year old David Addison Neel of Zephyrhills. It appeared at the time that Mr. Neel was shot while driving along Interstate 75 at the southbound exit ramp for Interstate 4. Indications are the shot was fired from a passing vehicle which would have been slightly ahead of and to the left of Mr. Neel's pick up truck.

    Anyone with any information regarding this case and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones and Droids. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.

    For more information regarding the specific case, please contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Public Information Office.

    For additional information regarding Crime Stoppers, please call Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay Law Enforcement Coordinator Master Deputy Kelly McLaren at (813) 318-5604 or email kmclaren@hcso.tampa.fl.us.
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