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What we know about the Seminole Heights murder victims

What we know about the Seminole Heights murder victims

  • Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan says Mitchell was a good person from a good family.
  • Naiboa was found on a sidewalk on North 15th Street, near the home where Mitchell lived.
  • Police originally said Naiboa took the wrong bus home from work the night he was killed, but his family later told News Channel 8 that his normal route had been shut down.
  • Police say Felton was shot from behind as he crossed a street in Seminole Heights early in the morning.
  • Felton was killed just a few blocks away from a memorial that has been set up in honor of Mitchell, Hoffa and Naiboa.

Police are now investigating a fourth murder in Seminole Heights.

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Police are now investigating a fourth murder in Seminole Heights.

Last month, three people were killed in a string of homicides in the neighborhood. On Tuesday morning, a fourth victim was killed in the same area. At this time, police are saying all of the murders are related.

Here’s what we know about the victims:

BENJAMIN MITCHELL:

The first Seminole Heights murder victim was 22-year-old Benjamin Mitchell. He was killed Monday, Oct. 9.

Mitchell was waiting for a HART bus on North 15th Street at Frierson Avenue when he was shot.

Witnesses saw a man run from the area where the shooting took place. They told police he looked to be in his early 20s and was wearing a dark, hooded jacket.

Police have released video of a “person of interest” seen walking in the area before Mitchell was murdered, and then running from the area right after.

Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan says Mitchell was a good person from a good family.

MONICA HOFFA:

Monica Hoffa, 32, was found dead on Friday, Oct. 13.

A City of Tampa employee found Hoffa’s body in a vacant lot on East New Orleans Avenue around 9:30 a.m. She was found within half a mile of where Mitchell was murdered.

Two neighbors told News Channel 8 they heard gunshots two nights before Hoffa’s body was…

What we know about the Seminole Heights murder victims

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