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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-194

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 10, 2016
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • (813) 247-8060

    UPDATE: Double Homicide

    Suspect faces two counts of First Degree Murder.
    • Thursday
    • May 5, 2016
    • Time: 12:00 PM
    • Hillsborough County


    Suspect Michael Herald arrived back in Hillsborough County from Kentucky on May 5, 2016. He is in the Hillsborough County Jail on the following charges:

    2 counts of First Degree Murder
    Armed Burglary of a Dwelling

    Previous Release 16-158:


    Nancy Engelhart, DOB 12-12-42

    John Engelhart, DOB 7-17-39
    10075 McIntosh Road
    Dover, FL

    Victim's Stolen Vehicle:
    2015 Ford Explorer, White in color, Tag # E F N D 6 2


    Michael Anthony Herald, DOB 7-5-67
    Address: At Large

    Description: White male, 5'11”, 175 lbs., medium build, blue eyes, brown hair.


    On April 14, 2016, at approximately 7:09 pm, deputies arrived at the 10075 McIntosh Road in reference to a welfare check on the couple. Upon arrival, deputies met with the complainant who stated they had not seen the couple in a few days and that their mail was stacked up on top of the mail box and the couple's vehicle was missing from the carport. Deputies discovered the two deceased inside of a shed on the property. Detectives obtained a search warrant and based on the investigation a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Michael Anthony Herald, DOB 7-5-67. Herald had been hired by the Engelharts as a handyman.

    Anyone with any information reference the suspect is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of this suspect 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 our P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids. You must call Crime Stoppers first to be eligible for a reward.
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