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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-773

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 13, 2018
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Affairs Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Homicide Investigation

    Anyone with any information is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200.
    • Monday
    • November 12, 2018
    • Time: 3:20 PM
    • 3024 Patterson Street
    • Tampa, Florida

    Update #1:

    The victim has been identified:

    Micheline G. Messersmith
    DOB 11/5/1950

    There are no other details to report at this time.


    Deputies responded to 3024 Patterson Street West on November 12 at approximately 3:20 p.m.  The body of a female was discovered inside the home.  Deputies are asking neighbors to check their security cameras for anything suspicious or unusual in the days leading up to the discovery of the victim.
    Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200. You may also send an anonymous tip from a smart phone using HCSOSheriff app available on both android and apple products. To be eligible for a cash reward, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using their 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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