Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 19-020 (18-707)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 7, 2019
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Affairs Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Update: Death Investigation

    Detectives charge suspect with First Degree Murder and Tampering with Physical Evidence.
    • Friday
    • January 4, 2019
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Bull Frog Mobile Home Park
    • 11211 East Bay Road
    • Gibsonton, Florida


    Robert Lee Taylor III
    DOB: 07/15/97
    15716 Starling Dale Lane
    Lithia, FL
    Charges: First Degree Murder with a Firearm, Tampering with Physical Evidence


    Throughout the course of the investigation, Robert Lee Taylor III was identified as a suspect. A warrant was obtained for Taylor’s arrest and he was taken into custody this afternoon without incident. No further information will be released at this time.

    Previous Release 18-707:

    HCSO is conducting a death investigation involving skeletal remains at 11211 East Bay Road in Gibsonton at Bull Frog Creek Mobile Home Park. A call came in at 8:48 A.M. when a maintenance worker discovered the remains. Detectives are waiting on a search warrant.

    There is no further information at this point. This investigation is extremely preliminary. There will be no media staging area and no sound will be available on scene. All updates will come through media alert.

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