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Tampa Fears A Serial Killer On The Loose

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Police started escorting children to school after 3 shooting deaths in 11 days.

https://www.winknews.com/2017/10/23/tampa-residents-warned-serial-killer-may-be-at-large/

This link has video of a suspicious man seen in the area. They are trying to identify him for questioning.

http://turnto10.com/news/nation-world/tampa-police-say-they-may-have-serial-killer-targeting-neighborhood

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This part (from the first link) sounds very interesting:

Chief Brian Dugan believes the killings are connected based on their close proximity and time frame. However, Dugan is refraining from labeling the unknown suspect as a serial killer.

"Close proximity and time frame"...Could the people who were killed have seen or been involved in something illegal?  Could there have been some type of gang initiation requiring new members kill a random person? Or, has someone just up and 'lost it' and is now killing due to extreme mental illness?

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1 hour ago, Lilly said:

This part (from the first link) sounds very interesting:

 

 

"Close proximity and time frame"...Could the people who were killed have seen or been involved in something illegal?  Could there have been some type of gang initiation requiring new members kill a random person? Or, has someone just up and 'lost it' and is now killing due to extreme mental illness?

To be a soldier in some of the Crips or Bloods' sets in South Jersey you have to kill a certain number of people. I was thinkng gang initiation too.

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I think that MS13 also requires killing someone. 

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48 minutes ago, pallidin said:

 

Those gangs can burn in Hell.

My feeling on the matter as well.

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1 hour ago, pallidin said:

 

 

Well, that's just sick. To become a member of one of those gangs you have to kill some innocent, random stranger.

Those gangs can burn in Hell.

In Bridgeton the Bloods will set up a baby carriage with a doll in it so some "neutral" (innocent) will stop.  They are a nasty bunch. 

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At first, it kind of reminded me of the DC sniper, without the car. Remember when they terrorized the DC, Virginia area shooting random people? Gang membership does make sense though.

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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/new-surveillance-footage-clues-tampa-possible-serial-killer/

CBS NEWS October 27, 2017, 7:20 AM

One move seen in video offers key clue amid Tampa serial killer fears

Tampa, Florida, police hope that new surveillance video will lead them closer to identifying a possible serial killer. The footage shows a "person of interest" running from one of three murder scenes. The three victims were shot and killed, just days apart.

Police have been sifting through hours of surveillance footage after urging homeowners in this neighborhood with security cameras to turn over any video of suspicious activity, reports CBS News correspondent DeMarco Morgan.

"We believe that this person has ties to this neighborhood," said Tampa police chief Brian Dugan.

That "person of interest" is seen in a surveillance video running from the spot where Benjamin Mitchell was murdered. He was shot just seconds earlier.

"I have come up with four reasons why this person is running. One, they may be late for dinner. Two, they're out exercising. Three, they heard gunshots. And number four, they just murdered Benjamin Mitchell," Dugan said.

In another video before the murder, that same person is seen flipping a cell phone – an important clue for investigators.

"The reason I focus in on the flip because that might be a habit of this person," Dugan said.

 

 

 

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http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/28/us/tampa-unsolved-killings-mayor-speaks/index.html

By Faith Karimi, CNN

Updated 5:14 AM ET, Sat October 28, 2017

Tampa mayor on mystery killer: 'Bring me his head'

(CNN) The mayor of Tampa has a message for police officers hunting down a mystery killer: "Bring me his head on a platter."

Three people have been killed in the Seminole Heights neighborhood in 11 days, leaving the Florida community terrified that a serial killer is on the loose.
"I'm mad because those three families had a huge hole ripped in their hearts," Mayor Bob Buckhorn told CNN's Mike Galanos . "That scumbag who did that, we're coming for you. I told them (officers), 'bring me his head on a platter. '"
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A 60-year-old man was shot and killed Tuesday morning in Tampa's Seminole Heights area, the fourth such death in what police say is a string of unsolved killings in that neighborhood within the past month.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/14/us/tampa-seminole-heights-unsolved-killings/index.html

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People are more and more insane.... and more we are, more will be. It's sad but if they are 0.00001% of crazy enough people, it means over 3 thousand crazy prone to kill people are rampaging in the US waiting to explode.

It's sad... but inevitable as it is.

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10 hours ago, Jon the frog said:

People are more and more insane.... and more we are, more will be. It's sad but if they are 0.00001% of crazy enough people, it means over 3 thousand crazy prone to kill people are rampaging in the US waiting to explode.

It's sad... but inevitable as it is.

No, there is just more people so there is more insane people.

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On 11/17/2017 at 6:24 AM, Piney said:

No, there is just more people so there is more insane people.

Yeah, totally agree ! but we get some population growth induced problems...

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4 minutes ago, Jon the frog said:

Yeah, totally agree ! but we get some population growth induced problems...

Yeah our gene pool is ****ed

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http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/29/tampa-police-arrest-possible-serial-killer-in-seminole-heights.html

 

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A dragnet in the city of Tampa came to an end late Tuesday after police arrested a man who will face murder charges in connection with four killings that terrorized the neighborhood of Seminole Heights and sparked fears of a serial killer.

Howell Donaldson III was arrested at a McDonald's restaurant in Ybor City, based on a tip given to Tampa police, FOX 13 Tampa reported. He will face murder charges in connection with all four killings, Stephen Hegarty, the Tampa Police Department’s public safety information coordinator, told Fox News.

Police believe Donaldson, 24, acted alone, Hegarty said.

 

 

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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/what-we-needed-crucial-tip-led-to-tampa-serial-killing-suspects-arrest/

"What we needed": Crucial tip led to Tampa serial killing suspect's arrest

TAMPA -- The gun that a Tampa serial killing suspect passed to a co-worker at a McDonald's Tuesday, leading to his arrest, was the same gun used in all four murders, Tampa police announced Wednesday.

The tip about the gun was "what we needed," said Tampa police chief Brian Dugan, the crucial clue that definitively linked the four slayings that have terrorized the city for weeks. Dugan said the weapon provided the probable cause to arrest  24-year-old Howell Emanuel Donaldson III and charge him early Wednesday with four counts of first-degree, pre-meditated murder.

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It seems as if, finally, this truly senseless series of murders has come to an end.

May God bless the people's of Tampa and Seminole Heights... That you may now rest easy and go about your way in peace and not fear.

Glad the killer is alive. Hopefully the authorities will find out exactly why he embarked on his murderous trek.

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Well here's a weird postscript 

Her sign language was gibberish at Florida serial killer news conference. It wasn't her first fraud.  

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A day after deaf advocacy groups criticized a sign language interpreter, saying her signing made no sense during a press conference announcing the arrest of an alleged Tampa serial killer, there's a new twist.

But hey its Florida so weird is a relative term. 

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