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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 19-223

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 21, 2019
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    Homicide Investigation

    Deputies found a deceased woman in an apartment.
    • Tuesday
    • May 21, 2019
    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • Charleston Landings Apartments
    • Brandon


    As an update to the homicide at Charleston Landings apartments in Brandon on May 21, John James McQueen (DOB: 08/06/1992) has been arrested and charged with First Degree Murder and Tampering with Evidence. His booking photo is attached. No additional information is available at this time.

    John James McQueen
    (Booking Photo)

    PREVIOUS RELEASE: May 21, 2019 4:16 p.m.

    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office received a call about a possible homicide around 12:30 PM.

    HCSO deputies arrived at Charleston Landings apartments in Brandon where they found a deceased woman in an apartment. The suspect was located by the Tampa Police Department and is currently cooperating with Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. The victim has four children. The youngest, who is three-months-old, is also the child of the suspect. There have been previous domestic violence incidents between the suspect and the victim.

    If you or anyone you know is a victim of domestic violence, you can seek help by calling The Spring of Tampa Bay at (813) 427-7233.

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