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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-594

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 19, 2017
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    Detectives Still Seeking Help In Homicide Case

    Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200.
    • Monday
    • August 31, 2015
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Fellowship Cemetery
    • 10232 State Road 674
    • Wimauma, Florida


    Juan Alberto Pelaez
    DOB: 11/01/1945


    On Monday, August 31, 2015 at approximately 1:01 p.m., the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Fellowship Cemetery located at 10232 State Road 674 in Wimauma. This was in reference to an unresponsive male lying in the cemetery. Upon arrival, it was determined the victim was deceased and had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. It is believed the victim arrived to the cemetery in the evening hours of Sunday, August 30, 2015. The victim’s 2005, black Hummer was located close the victim. There are no indications of a robbery and no known connection between the cemetery and the victim. Investigation revealed the victim was from the Town & Country area, however he frequently was seen in the Wimauma area. The victim’s death is determined to be a homicide.

    Anyone with any information reference the case is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the 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 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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