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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 19-281

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 9, 2019
    • Contact Person:
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    • 813-247-8060

    Missing Person

    • Tuesday
    • July 9, 2019
    • Time: 8:41 PM
    • Hillsborough County
    • Tampa, FL


    When: July 9th, 2019
    Where: 809 Russell Lane in Brandon

    Samuel Ortiz, date of birth November 25th, 1979, has been missing since 11p.m. on July 6th, 2019. Ortiz was last seen Rochester, N.Y. wearing blue jeans, an unknown color t-shirt and a gold Jesus necklace. He is 5' 9" and weighs 170 pounds.

    At approximately 12:21a.m. on July 9th, 2019, a blue Chevrolet Equinox that belongs to Ortiz was found engulfed in flames on the 800 block of Russell Lane in Brandon.

    If you have information about his whereabouts, please contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200. Ortiz's image is attached for reference.
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