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    Release Number: 18-733

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 22, 2018
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Affairs Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Homicide Victim Identified

    The victim died from upper body trauma.
    • Friday
    • October 19, 2018
    • Time: 2:41 PM
    • North Dale Mabry Highway
    • Tampa

    UPDATE: #2:

    Victim Identified:
    Michael Andrew Montalbano
    Hispanic White Male
    DOB: 05/23/1984

    The victim in a homicide that occurred on Friday afternoon in Tampa has been identified.  Michael Andrew Montalbano, 34, was found deceased at N Dale Mabry Hwy and W Busch Blvd due to upper body trauma. Montalbano's next of kin has been notified.   An alert for the vehicle of interest related to the homicide has also been canceled. No arrests have been made at this time. Any additional information will come through Media Alert.

    UPDATE #1:

    Detectives searching for vehicle of interest in homicide

    Detectives with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's help to locate a vehicle that could be involved in a Homicide from Friday afternoon.

    At 2:41 p.m., deputies responded to the area of N Dale Mabry Hwy and W Busch Blvd in Tampa, where a white male was found deceased due to upper body trauma. Witnesses reported seeing a possible white 4-door Dodge Journey SUV fleeing the scene. The SUV has a pink marking above the right front wheel and a "Lyft" sticker in the windshield.

    Detectives are working to notify the victim's next of kin. Any new information will come through Media Alert.

    Anyone with information on 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.

    Original Release:

    Death Investigation

    HCSO detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred this afternoon near Dale Mabry Hwy and Busch Boulevard around 2:41 p.m. Upon arrival, deputies found paramedics attempting to render aid to an unresponsive 24-year-old, white male who later succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The victim, who suffered from upper body trauma, has been identified but next of kin has not been notified. The incident began at a separate, nearby location and ended on Busch Boulevard where the deceased was found. There are no further details at this time. All updates will come through Media Alert.

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