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.
@WFLA: What we know about the Seminole Heights murder victims
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:
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, 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…