Unsolved Murders of Manatee County

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Jazmin Catano Murder

  Jazmin Catano, a Clerk of the Court employee, was brutally beaten and shot in the back on June 22, 2013.  She died of her injuries.  Wanted in connection with her death is her former boyfriend, Andres Collazos.  Manatee Sheriff’s Department case # 2013-019250. Andres "Andy" Mauricio Collazos, 24, and Jazmin Catano, 30, were in a relationship that had broken off. Catano was discovered in a bedroom with signs of trauma to her body after deputies responded to her Coral Club apartment ...

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Patrick Mullins Death

Date of Incident : 01-27-2013 Case number : 2013-002852  MSCO Subject : Patrick Mullins On January 27th, 2013 at 1300 hours a missing persons report was initiated for Patrick Mullins, 52 year old white male, by his wife after he failed to return from taking his boat out.   Witnesses stated that Mr. Mullins was alone.  At 6:10 pm on the 27th a witness reported seeing a boat matching the description of Mr. Mullin's boat traveling from Terra Ceia Bay into ...

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Nicolas McGee Homicide

  Date of Homicide : 10-13-2010 Case number : 10-49568 Victim : Nicholas McGee On 10-13-2010 at approximately 0110 hours,(1:10 am) Deputy Kruse was sitting at 60th Street West and 14th Street when he heard 4 gun shots. At 0114 hours the complainant called from 6011 2nd Street West and said that she heard gunshots and saw 3 black males running through her yard. Deputy Kruse responded to the complainants address and did not find anything there. Deputy Kruse then walked down 60th ...

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Myslene Gabriel Homicide

  Myslene Gabriel Date of Homicide:  4-11-11 Case number: 11-16541 On April 11, 2011, at approximately 0958 hours, (9:58 am)  the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office received a phone call from the Desoto Village Apartments, stating that there was a dead, black female inside her apartment and a baby found crying inside a locked bedroom. The maintenance crew forced open the bedroom door with a screwdriver.   They had received a phone called from an unknown person stating that they need it the check ...

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Roman Hall Jr.

  Roman Hall Jr. Date of Homicide: 8-6-2011 Case number: 11-35394 At approximately 0025 hours (25 after midnight) the neighbor heard a gunshot that sounded really close to her window, at 5700 block of 7th ST E, in Bradenton, FL. She stepped out the back door to check on her dogs and saw a tall slim build black male running east through the victims back yard toward the ally. The neighbor then observed the victim lying on the ground outside his back ...

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Nicole Scott

  Death of Nicole Scott On Dec 11th 2011, the body of Nicole Scott was found in a ditch on University Pkwy in Manatee County.  At this time we believe that Nicole might have been in the ditch for possible three days before she was discovered. Nicole worked as a prostitute on the North Trail, and frequented the hotels in that area. Nicole was also a known drug user. We would like anyone that knows anything about her death, or who ...

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Joseph Evans Murder, Sept 2010 MSO case 10-043109

    10-043109 Joseph Evans Murder   On Saturday September 4, 2012 the victim, Joseph Evans, was sitting at his computer in the north east bedroom of his residence located at 6015 (A) 1St St E, Bradenton, FL. with his back facing the window when two black males approached the window on foot through the yards to the north and fired several rounds at the victim.  The victim was struck several times and fell to the ground. The bedroom ...

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Fredrick Edwards Murder- City of Bradenton

The Gold Star Club of Manatee County, Inc is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the shooting death of 17 year old, Mr. Frederick L. Edwards. On July 14, 2012, at approximately 6:37 p.m. an unknown gunman opened fire from a vehicle, and a projectile struck Mr. Edwards, which resulted in a fatal head wound. The shooting occurred in the vicinity of 100 1st St. West (DeSoto Bridge) ...

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10-61886 Ledarius Watkins Murder

December 26, 2010, Ledarius Watkins was gunned down at 10:37pm at the front door of 716 20th Lane East, Highland Apartments, Palmetto, Fl.  The deceased allegedly received a telephone call adn stepped outside the apartment where assailants started shooting at him. Any person with information on this shooting is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-866-634-TIPS (8477)  A person who calls CrimeStoppers remains anonymous and is elegible for a reward of up to $1000.   The Gold Star Club of Manatee County is also ...

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Club Elite Murders in Palmetto, $10,000 offered

  September 12, 2011 The Gold Star Club of Manatee County, Inc is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the shooting deahs of 2 persons and the wounding of 22 others at the Club Elite in Palmetto. On Saturday morning about 12:30 am an unknown gunman(s) opened fire with automatic weapons on patrons at the Club Elite located on 10th St. in the City of Palmetto.  The result ...

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Bayshore Area Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested

02/11/2011 A suspect has been arrested in this case. A $10,000 reward has been paid out. The Gold Star Club of Manatee County, Inc is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the recent sexual assaults and attempted sexual assaults of young girls in the Bayshore High School and Lee Middle school area of Manatee County.  Persons with information may contact the Manatee County Sheriffs Office Detective section directly at ...

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John Ruger

01/19/2010         10-01082                  Palmetto Police   Homicide        1475 12th St E                                2                                                                                     John Ruger   Tuesday, January 19, 2010, approximately 4:05 am, officer noticed a green van parked in the northeast corner of the parking lot at 1475 12th Street East, Palmetto with it’s brake lights on.  Officer observed the vehicle for a few minutes and saw no movement so he gave tag to dispatch.  The van came back to John C. Ruger.  The officer approached the vehicle and observed the driver’s side window was ...

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Miguel Gomes

November 26, 2008    08/20445                     Palmetto Police Homicide        700 Blk 9th St W                            1                                                                                     Miguel Gomes   Wednesday, November 26, 2008, approximately 8:36 am in the 500 block of 9th Street West, Palmetto, witness heard what they thought to be a “pop” or firecracker.  Witness walked outside the laundry mat and observed the suspects, two black males, getting into a white box style vehicle, 4 doors and tinted windows, possibly a Pontiac Bonneville at the corner of 7th Avenue and 9th Street West.  The ...

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Jose Rosales-Reyes

May 31, 2008      08-08936                   Palmetto Police  Homicide        1022 12th Av W                            4                                                                                      Jose Rosales-Reyes   Saturday, May 31, 2008 at approximately 5:17 am officer was dispatched to 1022 12th Avenue West, Palmetto reference a homicide call.  The victim, Jose Miguel Rosales-Reyes, had sustained three gunshot wounds, one to the left side of the head, one to the left arm and one to the left side of the chest area.  Earlier in the evening Jose began to drink outside with his neighbors and ...

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Clarence Poole Murder

March 16, 2007   07-04150                    Palmetto Police Homicide        1500 2nd Av W                               2                                                                                     Clarence Poole   Friday, March 16, 2007, approximately 11:53 pm in the area of 1500 2nd Avenue West, Palmetto, Clarence Poole, in what appeared to be an attempted robbery, was struck in the head with an object causing Poole to fall against a fire hydrant.  Poole was transported by Bay Flight with life threatening injuries.  On July 19, 2007, Mr. Poole passed away due to injuries sustained in the attack.  Anyone with ...

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Josely Bell Murder

November 6, 2006     06-19682                    Palmetto Police  Homicide        802 1st Av Dr E                              5                                                                                      Josely Bell   Monday, November 6, 2006, approximately 11: 11 pm an unknown person shot and killed the victim, Josely Bell, in an apparent robbery attempt.  The victim was found sitting in the driver’s seat, slumped over into the passenger seat of the car he was driving.  The victim had a gunshot wound to his upper chest.  The incident occurred in the parking lot of Palmetto Trace in front of ...

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Willie James McLemore Murder

September 9, 1996 96-09-0070 Palmetto Police Dept. Homicide 700 10th St W (Touch of Class) 2 Willie James McLemore On Sunday, September, 9, 1996 at approximately 11:34 am, officers responded to Touch of Class reference to shots fired. Upon arrival officers found victim, Willie James McLemore, deceased from a head wound due to a gun shot. Report states McLemore and a friend had left the bar and was at their vehicle. McLemore walked around to the driver side of the ...

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Harry Wolfe Homicide, Manatee Sheriffs Office case posted October 8, 2005

Thursday, April 21st 1977 Harry Wolfe Homicide, Manatee Sheriffs Office case posted October 8, 2005 Harry Wolfe was shot and killed during an apparent robbery attempt at the former albertsons Grocery on 1st St. near Desoto Mall. The Gold Star Club of Manatee County is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible. This is an old case from 1977 that remains active. On April 21, 1977, deputies were called to the parking lot of ...

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Antonio Lopez Murder

  November 6, 1994   94-11056 case number Antonio Lopez   On Sunday, November 6, 1994 at approximately 12:05 am, officers responded to the 600 block of 14th Street West, Palmetto (Oakridge Apartments) in regards to a body of a Hispanic male in the road behind a Ford pick up.  The deceased, later identified as Antonio Lopez, died from a gun shot wound to the chest.  Report indicates there were multiple shootings and other victims that substained gun shot injuries.  Anyone with information is asked to ...

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Kingfish Boat Ramp Murders

Friday, August 1st 1980 Kingfish Boat Ramp Murders Dr. Juan Dumois, Eric Dumois age 13, Mark Dumois age 9 and Robert Matzke The Kingfish Ramp Murders. A person approached the Dumois vehicle, pretending to have an injury and asked for a ride. The subject got in the car with the Dumois family and Rober Matzke, then shot and killed all four. Friday, August 01, 1980 Dr. Juan Dumois, Eric Dumois age 13, Mark Dumois age 9 and Robert Matzke On the date of ...

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87-08665 Sam Belluccio

Tuesday, August 18th 1987 87-08665 Sam Belluccio Victim was found shot and weighted down in the Manatee River near I-75 The Gold Star Club is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person responsible. Location: Manatee River/400 yards West of I-75 Bridge Ellenton, Florida Suspects: None Synopsis: Victim lived and worked in Tampa. He was found shot and weighted down in the Manatee River near 1-75 @ US 301. This case went back and forth between MCSO ...

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87-19294 Todd McAfee

Tuesday, August 18th 1987 87-19294 Todd McAfee Victim returned home and confronted unknown persons in his trailer. Victim was shot at least twice and dumped in a ditch behind his residence. The Gold Star Club is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person responsible. Location:McAfee's Residence State Road 70 Myakka City, Florida Suspects: Yes Synopsis: Victim returned home from the store and confronted unknown persons in his trailer. Victim was shot at ...

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87-26570 Bobbie Jo Fitts

Sunday, November 22nd 1987 87-26570 Bobbie Jo Fitts Victim was found in the wooded area near Fountain Lake Apartments. The Gold Star Club is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person responsible. Location:700 block of 57th Avenue West Bradenton, Florida Suspects: Synopsis: Victim was found in the wooded area near Fountain Lake Apartments. Cause of death was Asphyxia due to Strangulation. Victim was last seen by her boyfriend, the evening before she was found. There ...

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87-28493 Jacques Themitius

Monday, December 14th 1987 87-28493 Jacques Themitius Victim was a known drug dealer, shot in the face. The Gold Star Club is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person responsible. Location: Themitius' residence 1001 35th Avenue Drive East Bradenton, Florida Suspects: None Synopsis: Victim was a suspected to be involved in drugs. Subjects entered the residence and shot him in the face. No suspects were developed in this case. Case currently assigned: Sgt. KeoghI.C.E. ...

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88-04468 Augustine Munoz

Friday, February 26th 1988 88-04468 Augustine Munoz Munoz was talking to his parents on Pay telephone. A fight ensued, Munoz was shot in the head. The Gold Star Club is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person responsible. Location:Oakwood Apartments 900 21st Street East Palmetto, Florida Suspects: Unknown Synopsis: Munoz was talking to his parents in Mexico on the pay telephone at Oakwood. A fight ensued between several unknown black males versus several unknown ...

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88-15591 Christine Trespasso

Friday, July 1st 1988 88-15591 Christine Trespasso Trespasso was found strangled in a wooded area off Nicholson Ave, near the airport. The Gold Star Club is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person responsible. Location: East of Ponce De Leon Street on Nicholson Avenue Sarasota, Florida Suspects: Yes Synopsis: Trespasso was found in a wooded area at the above listed location. The cause of death was listed as suffocation and manual strangulation. Trespasso also had ...

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90-06753 Chris Loiselle

Thursday, March 15th 1990 90-06753 Chris Loiselle Loiselle was found in a ditch on Moccasin Wallow Road near Parrish after being shot in the chest. The Gold Star Club is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person responsible. Location:US 301 @ Moccasin Wallow Road Parrish, Florida Suspects: None Synopsis: Loiselle was found in a ditch at the above location. Loiselle had been shot multiple times in the chest. Loiselle was a witness in a Federal ...

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91-1776 Debra Wittmeyer

Saturday, June 15th 1991 91-1776 Debra Wittmeyer Wittmeyer was found dead from puncture wounds, lying near a drainage ditch North of Tallevast Road at Pennsylvania Court. The Gold Star Club is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person responsible. Date: June 15, 1991 Location:Pennsylvania Court, North of Tallevast Road Sarasota, Florida Suspect: Yes Synopsis: Wittmeyer was found lying on her stomach with her head partially shoved into a drainage ditch. Cause of death was ...

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92-41176 Gloria Cushing

Friday, February 26th 1993 92-41176 Gloria Cushing Bobbitt was shot once in the chest. It is a possibility Bobbitt interrupted a vehicle burglary at Desoto Village Apartments. The Gold Star Club is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person responsible. Location: Outside Bobbitt’s apartment complex Desoto Village Apartments 3810 5th Street East Bradenton, Florida Suspects: None Synopsis: Bobbitt was a truck driver who was walking out to his truck when he was ...

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93-06511 William Bobbitt

Friday, February 26th 1993 93-06511 William Bobbitt Bobbitt was shot once in the chest. It is a possibility Bobbitt interrupted a vehicle burglary at Desoto Village Apartments. The Gold Star Club is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person responsible. Location: Outside Bobbitt’s apartment complex Desoto Village Apartments 3810 5th Street East Bradenton, Florida Suspects: None Synopsis: Bobbitt was a truck driver who was walking out to his truck when he was ...

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93-37285 Anastacio Gonzales

Sunday, November 28th 1993 93-37285 Anastacio Gonzales Gonzales was found n a ditch near the Buffalo Creek Golf Course, a possible victim of robbery. The Gold Star Club is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person responsible. Anastacio Gonzales Case # 93-37285 Date: November 28, 1993 Location:Buffalo Road @ Willis Road Palmetto, Florida Suspect: Yes Synopsis: Gonzales was found in a ditch near the Buffalo Creek Golf Course. Cause of death is listed as ...

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93-38288 Arseille Onels

Wednesday, December 8th 1993 93-38288 Arseille Onels Onels was a Haitian male. After arriving from Haiti by plane, he was shot and killed. The Gold Star Club is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person responsible Location:Onels residence 622 6Oth Avenue Drive East Bradenton, Florida Suspects: Yes Synopsis: Onels was a Haitian male who had just arrived in Bradenton via airplane, from Haiti. Onels was shot 8 times. An unknown person entered the residence ...

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Martin Villanueva MSO Case 94-09585

Thursday, March 24th 1994 Martin Villanueva MSO Case 94-09585 Villanueva was found on the side of the road near Parrish on SR-62, dead from a gunshot wound. The Gold Star Club is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person responsible. Date: March 26, 1994 Location: .5 miles east of Parrish on S.R. 62 Suspect:Yes Synopsis: Villanueva was found on the side of the road. He died from a gunshot wound to the torso. Several days ...

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94-22723 Charles Peterson

Saturday, July 16th 1994 94-22723 Charles Peterson Peterson was stabbed in the throat at his residence in Tallevast. The Gold Star Club is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person responsible. Location:Peterson’s residence 7500 16th Street East Tallevast, Florida Suspects: Yes Synopsis: Peterson was suspected to be involved in the drug trade in the Tallevast area. Peterson was stabbed in the throat in his residence. Multiple residents in the Tallevast area were interviewed. ...

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95-12080 William Ryder

Thursday, April 13th 1995 95-12080 William Ryder Ryder was a security guard at Port Manatee. He was home when he was shot in the face after answering his door. The Gold Star Club is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person responsible. Location: Ryder’s residence 716A 60th Avenue Terrace West Bradenton, Florida Suspect: None Synopsis: Ryder had just returned home from his job as a security guard at the Port of Manatee. There was ...

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95-33824 Michael Diaz

Wednesday, October 11th 1995 95-33824 Michael Diaz Diaz was found in a field in the back seat of his vehicle. He had been shot. The Gold Star Club is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person responsible. Location: 2700 b1ock l7th Street East Palmetto, Florida Suspect: Black Male “Drew” from Miami area Synopsis: Diaz was found in a field in the back seat of his Ford Bronco. Diaz’s hands and feet were bound. Diaz’s mouth ...

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96-09217 Raymond Hillard

Friday, March 15th 1996 96-09217 Raymond Hillard Hillard was in his vehicle at the parking lot of Cheer's bar on 20th St. W. when he was shot twice. The Gold Star Club is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person responsible. Location:The rear of Cheers bar 4208 20th Street West Bradenton, Florida Suspects: Yes Synopsis: Hillard was in the process of backing out of the parking lot in the rear of Cheers ...

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96-09072 Adam Al-Halaby

Saturday, March 16th 1996 96-09072 Adam Al-Halaby Al-Halaby was shot twice during a robbery at the convenience store at 1232 Whitfield Ave. The Gold Star Club is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person responsible Location: Convenience Store owned by Al-Halaby 1232 Whitfield Avenue Bradenton/Sarasota, Florida Suspect: Yes, two Synopsis: Al-Halaby was shot twice with a 22 caliber handgun, apparently during a robbery. Very little evidence was available at the scene. Case currently assigned to: Detective Chris ...

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Boxcar Jane Doe Case Solved

Tuesday, April 2nd 1996 Boxcar Jane Doe Case Solved Victim was found in a refrigerated box car at Tropicana. Case Solved. Victim was identified as a victim of a murder in a northern state and after the death, placed into a south-bound boxcar on a train. She was found in Bradenton Location:Tropicana 1300 9th Street East Bradenton, Florida Suspect: None Synopsis: The victim was found in a refrigerated boxcar at Tropicana. Victim was chained, tied, and wrapped in a pillowcase and ...

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96-14112 Crystal Ann Shafer

Monday, April 22nd 1996 96-14112 Crystal Ann Shafer Shafer was found on the couch at her home, near death. She later died, cause of death ruled strangulation. The Gold Star Club is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person responsible. Location: Shafer’s residence 3116 51st Avenue Terrace West Bradenton, Florida Suspects: Yes Synopsis: Shafer was found, unresponsive on the couch at her home. EMS was summoned and Shafer was transported, via ambulance, to the ...

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96-14826 Lazaro Jimenez

Saturday, April 27th 1996 96-14826 Lazaro Jimenez Jimenez was shot in the head, torso, and back. He was alive when deputies arrived, but refused to name his assailants. He died shortly after their arrival. The Gold Star Club is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person responsible. Location:2 miles east of US 41 on Buckeye Road, Palmetto, Florida Suspects: None Synopsis: Jimenez was shot in the head, torso, and back, with a 22 caliber gun. Jimenez ...

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96-29659 Jefferson Blanton

Saturday, August 17th 1996 96-29659 Jefferson Blanton Blanton was found lying in the hallway of his residence. He had been shot twice. The Gold Star Club is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person responsible. Location:Blanton’s residence 37855 Sixby Road Myakka City, Florida Suspect: Yes Synopsis: Blanton was found lying in the hallway of his residence. Blanton had been shot twice, once in the head and once in the chest, with a 22 caliber ...

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96-45922 Doris Korell

Sunday, December 15th 1996 96-45922 Doris Korell Korell was found lying in a drainage canal, dead from stab wounds. The Gold Star Club is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person responsible. Previously Known As: Jane Doe Location:6700 block U.S. 41 North Palmetto, Florida Suspect: Yes Synopsis: Korell was found lying in a drainage canal. It was determined by the medical examiner that she had died due multiple stab wounds. On May 22, 1997, Korell ...

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97-33699 Billy Morris Jr.

Friday, September 5th 1997 97-33699 Billy Morris Jr. Morris was at a party and was shot following a disturbance. The Gold Star Club is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person responsible. Location: 519 23rd Ave. E. Bradenton, Fl Suspect/ Nemesio Martinez Synopsis: The victim, Billy Morris, was attending a going away party for himself and his friend, Larry Bourst. Morris became involved in a verbal altercation with Martinez earlier in the evening. Martinez pulled ...

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97-43521 Anthony Waiters

Saturday, November 22nd 1997 97-43521 Anthony Waiters Waiters was shot in the chest after getting out of his car in Palmetto to "scare" some unknown subjects in the roadway. The Gold Star Club is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person responsible Location: 2612 13th Ave. Dr. E. Palmetto, Fl Suspect: Unknown Synopsis: Anthony Waiters had been out with his cousin, Antoine Waiters, and his friend, Dexter Pennywell. They were driving to their homes in ...

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98-9705 Jorge Ruvalcaba, Andres Renteria, Cresencio Salas

Friday, March 6th 1998 98-9705 Jorge Ruvalcaba, Andres Renteria, Cresencio Salas All three victims were found dead in their residence at 5713 12th St. E. from gunshot wounds. The Gold Star Club is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person responsible. Location:5713 12th Street East Bradenton, Florida Suspects: Unknown Synopsis: All three victims were found deceased inside their residence at approximately 1130 hrs. on March 16, 1998. The victims were last seen alive at approximately ...

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99-15869 Thomas Ochoa

Wednesday, April 21st 1999 99-15869 Thomas Ochoa Ochoa was shot in the chest at close range with a shotgun on 41st St. Blvd. East in Palmetto. Two unknown black males were seen running from the scene.The Gold Star Club is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person responsible Location: 316 41st St. Blvd. East Palmetto Fl. Suspect: Yes Synopsis: On the above date an unknown suspect shot the victim once in the chest at close range. Two unknown ...

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99-19818 Sonya Love, Darius Warren Sr, Sarian Warren and Danisha Warren

Saturday, May 8th 1999 99-19818 Sonya Love, Darius Warren Sr, Sarian Warren and Danisha Warren All were found deceased from a house fire at 5623 8th St. Ct. E. in Bradenton, in which arson is suspected. The Gold Star Club is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person responsible. Date: May 18th 1999 Location: 5623 8th St. Ct. East Bradenton Suspect: Unknown Synopsis: On the above date the MCSO. was called to the scene of a fire death. It ...

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Tara Reilly Case

Friday, April 14th 2000 Tara Reilly Case This active case is being investigated by the Bradenton Florida Police Department. The body was found behind the Wal-Mart store on Cortez Road in Manatee County during the last week of March, 2000. This active case is being investigated by the Bradenton Florida Police Department. The body was found behind the Wal-Mart store on Cortez Road in Manatee County during the last week of March, 2000. A Reward of $5,000.00 has been authorized by the Gold Star ...

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Reginald Bing Case 00-27668

Monday, August 14th 2000 Reginald Bing Case 00-27668 Bing was shot while in his vehicle approaching a stop sign on 58th Ave. Drive East and 7th Street East in Bradenton. The Gold Star Club is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible. Bing was driving on 58th Ave. Drive East in Bradenton. As he approached a stop sign at 7th Avenue East, a light blue mini-van pulled in front of his caar, blocking him. ...

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Solomon Williams Case 00-33462

Monday, August 14th 2000 Solomon Williams Case 00-33462 Williams was the shot in his residence by a gunman demanding for him to "give it up". Williams died from gunshot wounds. The Gold Star Club is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible. The Victim, along with his girlfriend and two small children, were inside the residence of the victim at 5707 East 9th St. Circle when a black male with a white cloth covering ...

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Celestin Vergile Murder City of Bradenton Case #00-32509

Friday, September 8th 2000 Celestin Vergile Murder City of Bradenton Case #00-32509 On Monday, September 18, 2000 at 2:18 a.m. Celestin Virgile was shot and killed in the breezeway of building 1200 at Oakmeade Apts. On September 18, 2000 at approximately 2:18 AM, the Bradenton Police Department received a complaint of gunshots heard and a woman screaming near the playground of Oakmeade Apartments. Officers arrived and discovered the body of the victim in the breezeway of building 1200. The victim had been shot ...

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Rebecca Martinez murder. Alverez reported dead. Reward-No Longer Active.

Tuesday, March 20th 2001 Rebecca Martinez murder    Alverez reportedly killed in Honduras February 2011  Reward no longer active. Jose Alvarez shot and killed Rebecca Martinez when she came to his apartment to discuss money for child support for their child. He escaped in his girlfriends car. The Gold Star Club is offering $5000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Alvarez. The Gold Star Club of Manatee County approved the offering of a reward in the amount of $5000 for the recent ...

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Mary Weeks Case-Bradenton Police Department

Sunday, May 6th 2001 Mary Weeks Case-Bradenton Police Department Mary Weeks was a Palmetto Prostitute who left her apartment early one morning to meet a customer and was found later the same day dead, floating in the Braden River near the area of 3900 State Road 64 East. The Manatee County gold Star Club is offering a $5,000 reward for information from anyone that would lead to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the murder of Mary Weeks. On May 6, ...

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Valerie Vance case, Murder at Avondale Apartments in Bradenton.

Saturday, September 22nd 2001 Valerie Vance case, Murder at Avondale Apartments in Bradenton. Valerie Vance was in her apartment at Avondale Apartments with four of her children when a person in a passing car shot into her apartment, killing her. $5000 Reward for Murder The Gold Star Club has approved the offering of a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for the shooting death of Valerie Vance at Avondale Apartments in Bradenton. Vance was the victim of ...

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Natalio Saucedo Stabbing Case-City of Palmetto

Sunday, October 14th 2001 Natalio Saucedo Stabbing Case-City of Palmetto Natalio Saucedo was stabbed in the chest during an argument at the Oakridge Apartments in Palmetto sometime after midnight on October 14, 2001. $5000 Reward for Murder offered by Gold Star Club The Gold Star Club, an organization of business and community leaders of Manatee County, has approved the offering of a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the recent stabbing death of ...

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Death of Antonio Garcia Bradenton Police Department case Posted October 8, 2005

Sunday, January 6th 2002 Death of Antonio Garcia Bradenton Police Department case Posted October 8, 2005 Antonio Garcia was shot and killed while at the Chevron Gas Station at 520 1st St. W. The Gold Star Club is offering up to $5000 dollars for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person/s/ responsible. On January 6, 2002 at approximately 10:13 PM, the Bradenton Police Department received a call of a shooting at the Chevron gas station at 520 1st Street West. ...

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Benjamin McDaniel Murder- Bradenton Case.

Saturday, March 2nd 2002 Benjamin McDaniel Murder- Bradenton Case. Rodriguez was riding a bicycle south on 15th St. East near 26th Ave. East at night. His bike was struck in the rear by a vehicle that fled the scene. On March 2, 2002 at 1:35 a.m. (early Saturday morning) Michael Norman Rodriguez was riding his bicycle south on 15th St. East near 26th Avenue East. This location is about 1 mile south of the Bradenton City Limits in Manatee County. He was struck ...

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Foodland Murders City of Bradenton case. Updated Oct 2004

Friday, August 16th 2002 Foodland Murders City of Bradenton case. Updated Oct 2004 An $11,000 reward is offered for information that would lead to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for this double murder that occured at the Foodland grocery store at 9th Ave. E. and 15th St. E. in Bradenton. UPDATE Jeffrey Pompey Jr. was arrested on February 13, 2003 for this murder. Bradenton Police are still seeking his accomplice. Emmitt McNair is being sought for questioning by the ...

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Rowan Foskin shooting death. City of Bradenton case #02-35038.

Saturday, August 24th 2002 Rowan Foskin shooting death. City of Bradenton case #02-35038. The remains of Rowan Foskin were discovered in a field in the 200 block of east 10th Ave. He had been shot to death. On Saturday, August 24, 2002 at approximately 7:22 AM, the Bradenton Police Department received a complaint by a lawn maintenance person advising that he discovered a dead person. The remains of Rowan Foskin were discovered in a field in the 200 block of East 10th Avenue. ...

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Shooting death of Mike Occhionero

Friday, August 30th 2002 Shooting death of Mike Occhionero Occhionero was a lunch truck driver that was shot to death in his truck on 67th Ave. East, near Wellcraft Manufacturing. The Gold Star Club has authorized a $5000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person (s) responsible. A supplemental reward of an additional $500 is being offered by Horizon Bank. These rewards are in addition to the $1000 reward maximum offering of Crime Stoppers of Manatee County. Call toll free ...

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Adria Detlefsen death. CASE CLOSED.

Thursday, September 19th 2002 Adria Detlefsen death. CASE CLOSED. Adria Detlefsen was the victim of a suspected car jacking. The suspect ran over the victim whe her vehicle in the 5800 block of 38th Ave. W. near Sugg Middle School. This case has been solved by DNA examination by Bradenton Police Detective Jim Curulla working cold cases. The suspect, Samuel Rush was shot and killed at the Blue Boy Motel in 2003. CASE CLOSED On Thursday, September 19, 2002 at approximately 12:21 AM, ...

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Murder of Francisco Zuniga-Zuniga Overpass Apartments

Monday, September 30th 2002 Murder of Francisco Zuniga-Zuniga Overpass Apartments Zuniga was walking in the area of the Overpass Apartments in Palmetto on September 30, 2002 at about 11:20 pm when two black male suspects shot Zuniga in an apparent robbery attempt. Francisco Zuniga, age 28, was walking in the area 1018 1st Ave. Ct. in the Overpass Apartments in Palmetto on September 30, 2002 at about 11:20 pm when two black male suspects approached Zuniga. The suspects are between the ages of ...

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Denisha Williams death. City of Bradenton case #03-10023.

Friday, February 28th 2003 Denisha Williams death. City of Bradenton case #03-10023. Denisha Williams (born Donald Curtis Pierce) was stabbed to death in his apartment at Cedar Tree Apartments at 1909 thth St. W. On Friday, February 28, 2003 at approximately 9:03 PM, the Bradenton Police Department received a complaint from the victim’s neighbor that the victim was dead in the bathtub of his apartment. Arriving officers discovered the victim was stabbed to death in his apartment at Cedar Tree Apartments at 1909 ...

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Donald Campbell shooting death. City of Bradenton case #03-19385.

Wednesday, April 16th 2003 Donald Campbell shooting death. City of Bradenton case #03-19385. Donald Campbell was shot and killed in the parking lot of the Seminole Car wWash at th corner of 9th Ave. and 15th St. E. On Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at approximately 8:31 PM, the Bradenton Police Department received a complaint of a shooting in the parking lot of the Seminole Car Wash at 1427 East 9th Avenue. Arriving officers discovered three people shot in the parking lot and another ...

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Cory Dendrick Shooting Death City of Bradenton

Sunday, April 20th 2003 Cory Dendrick Shooting Death City of Bradenton Cory Kendrick was shot and killed at the doorway of the Marathon gas station at 1832 Manatee Ave. W. City of Bradenton case #03-20129 On Sunday, April 20, 2003 at approximately 5:01 PM, the Bradenton Police Department received a call from the Marathon gas station (Giant Food Store) at 1832 East Manatee Avenue of a fight inside the store between two black males. While officers were enroute, they were informed that there ...

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Murder of Gillermo Coria

Saturday, April 10th 2004 Murder of Gillermo Coria Coria was shot repeatedly at the residence of 601 61st. Avenue East. He later died from his wounds. The Gold Star Club has a $5000 reward offered for information that would lead to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible. On April 10, 2004 about 10:30 p.m. Manatee County deputies responded to a possible shooting at 203 61st Ave. E. in Bradenton. When deputies arrived, they found Guillermo Coria, 33 years of ...

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Jessica Stock Death, Manatee Sheriffs Dept. case

Tuesday, July 6th 2004 Jessica Stock Death, Manatee Sheriffs Dept. case Jessica Stock was found dead alongside of State Road 64 near Interstate 75 on July 6th. She had been dead for at least 4 hours. Florida Highway Patrol troopers originally treated the death as a hit and run. A $5000 dollar reward is offered by the Manatee County Gold Star Club for information that would lead to arrest and conviction of the person/s responsible. Jessica Stock, 25 years old, and former Southeast ...

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Sandra Marisol Oliva-Garcia MSO Case # 04-52686

Tuesday, October 26th 2004 Sandra Marisol Oliva-Garcia MSO Case # 04-52686 A $5000 reward has been offered by Gold Star Club of Manatee County for information that would lead to the arrest and conviction of Serjio Elau Veloso-Ceullar for the murder of his wife. On October 11, 2004, Serjio Elau Veloso-Ceullar became involved in a vverbal argument with his wife Sandra marisol Oliva-Garcia at their residence located at 203 60th Ave. Terrace West in Bradenton. The argument turned violent with Serjio stabbing his ...

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Jamie McCluer Murder

Tuesday, March 15th 2005 Jamie McCluer Murder Jamie McCluer was at the Marathon gas station at 1832 Manatee Ave. E. shortly after noon on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 with her boyfriend when two black males approached them while they were in the parking lot and began shooting at them. The shooting allegedly followed a previous exchange of words between the parties. Ms. McCluer was the only person struck by the gunshots. She was tranported to Manatee Hospital where she died. The shooters ...

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Roy Danzeisen Murder

Thursday, May 5th 2005 Roy Danzeisen Murder Manatee Sheriffs Office case #0522230. The Gold Star Club is offering up to $5000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible. Roy Danzeisen, a white male with a date of birth of 12-22-77 was discovered along the roadway of the 100 block of Bayshore Drive in Palmetto. Danseisen suffered multiple gunshot woulds to his body. The information available to the Sheriffs Office is limited as he was a resident of Sarasota ...

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Rufus Junior Fields shooting- $5000 reward offered.

Saturday, October 1st 2005 Rufus Junior Fields shooting- $5000 reward offered. On October 1, 2005, Rufus Junior Fields was found fatally shot in his vehicle in the 4700 Block of 9th Street East, Bradenton. Fields’ had been traveling south in his silver Lexus on 9th St. E.. Witnesses saw two Hispanic males, who were standing next to a white truck fire shots at Fields’ car; the car traveled a short distance, then left the roadway and crashed into a tree in the ...

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Brandi Noel Gibson Case

Friday, November 18th 2005 Brandi Noel Gibson Case Brandi Gibson´s body was found by a survey crew in a wooded area. No clues have been obtain as to the cause of her death. The Gold Star Club is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that would lead to the arrest of the person responsible for her death. Case #05-57919 (Suspicious Death) - On November 18, 2005, the body of a White female was found in a wooded area near 3700 ...

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Amber Woods Murder

Saturday, February 11th 2006 Amber Woods Murder The body of Amber Woods, a 16 year old female from Hardee County, was found early Saturday morning on February 11, 2006 alongside of State Road 62 about 3 miles into Manatee County from the Hardee County line. Amber was last seen about 12:30 am early on Saturday morning by her Aunt at their home on State Road 62 in Hardee County. Detectives found no evidence of force involved in her absence from the residence. ...

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Keith Ford case.

Tuesday, March 14th 2006 Keith Ford case. Keith ford was shot and killed at the carwash at 3106 1st Street East, Bradenton. The Gold Star Club is offering up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for his death. Case #06-13221 (Homicide) - On March 14, 2006, at approximately 1600 hours the victim, Keith Ford, Black male, DOB 8/15/87, was at the carwash at 3106 1st Street East, Bradenton. Several black males came over a fence ...

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Murder of Miguel Angel Deleon City of Bradenton

Saturday, January 6th 2007 Murder of Miguel Angel Deleon City of Bradenton A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons who killed Miguel Deleon. Miguel Angel Deleon was shot in the head approximately 11:30 p.m. on January 6th, 2007 in the 900 block of 23rd Ave. West. Another person, a juvenile, was with him at the time and was shot also, but not fatally. Deleon and his friend were standing outside when two men ...

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Death of Homeless Man Thomas Summerlin

Thursday, April 26th 2007 Death of Homeless Man Thomas Summerlin December 27th, 2005 a homeless man, Thomas Summerlin was found near 52nd Ave. W. and 14th ST. W. in Bradenton dead from being struck on the head. A $5000 reward is being offered by the Gold Star Club of Manatee Colunty for information that would lead to the arrest of the person responsible. Click here for more details. The Gold Star Club, an organization of business and community leaders of Manatee County, has ...

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Home Invasion Murder Machelle Brinson $10,000 Reward Offered!

Monday, November 19th 2007 Home Invasion Murder Machelle Brinson $10,000 Reward Offered! On November 19, 2007 a home invasion occured on 6th Ave. East, Palmetto resulting in the shooting death of an occupant of the home, 41 year old Machelle Brinson. The Gold Star Club of Manatee County is offering up to a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsiible for the death. On November 19, 2007, deputies responded to a home invasion and shooting at 2818 6th ...

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Carla Ann Beard Murder

Saturday, December 1st 2007 Carla Ann Beard Murder Carla Ann Beard was found at the end of 50th St. in Holmes Beach just a few blocks north of the Manatee County Public Beach. It had been there for a few days. A $5000 reward has been offered by the Gold Star Club for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible. Holmes Beach Police are investigation an apparent murder of Carla Ann Beard, 29 of Sarasota. She was found a the ...

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Rufus Fields Homicide Manatee Sheriff Case 05-49388

Saturday, June 7th 2008 Rufus Fields Homicide Manatee Sheriff Case 05-49388 On October 1, 2005 Rufus Junior Fields was found fatally shot in his vehicle in the 4700 block of 9th St. E. in Bradenton. Fields had been traveling south in his silver Lexus. Witnesses saw two Hispanic males who wer standing next to a white truck fire shots at Fields´ car; the car traveld a short distance then left theroadway and crashed into a tree in he center median. ONe man ...

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Damarius Brinson murder, a $5,000 reward is offered

Sunday, July 13th 2008 Damarius Brinson murder, a $5,000 reward is offered A reward is offered of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the murder of Damarius Brinson Case #08-36300. On July 13, 2008 at approximately 9:55 pm, the victim was with his two daughters in the living room of his home at 2118 53rd Ave. W. in Bradenton when a friend came over to borrow a DVD. When Brinson let the friend in, ...

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Ovidio Alex Perez murder

Friday, August 8th 2008 Ovidio Alex Perez murder A reward of up to $5,000 is offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Ovidio Alex Perez, Case # 08-41089. On Friday, August 8th, 2008 Ovidio Alex Perez was brutally shot and killed in front of his home located at 5010 31st. St. W. in Bradenton. Alex was the father of a small daughter. The Manatee County Sheriffs Office is interested in speaking to ...

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Luis Delacruz murder

Sunday, August 10th 2008 Luis Delacruz murder A reward of up to $5,000 is offered for leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the murder of Luisa Delacruz, Case # 08-41473. Luisa Delacruz, a Hispanic female with a date of birth of May of 1962, was reported missing to the Bradenton Police Department on August 10th, 2008 at 9:00 PM. She was last seen alive on the evening of August 9th. On the morning of August 11th, Delazruz’s body was ...

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Sabine Musil-Buehler - Missing Woman from Anna Maria Island

Tuesday, December 30th 2008 Sabine Musil-Buehler - Missing Woman from Anna Maria Island In the early morning hours of November 6, 2008, Manatee County Deputies located Musil-Buehler´s white Pontiac convertible in the 1200 block of 26th Ave. W. in Bradenton, Fl. Subsequent investigation revealed a small amount of her blood in the vehicle.  Since that date, Detectives continue to work on the case. You can help if you have any information.   Detectives are asking any person with information of this case to either ...

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Hit and Run Death Bradenton Police Dept Case

Tuesday, January 20th 2009 Hit and Run Death Bradenton Police Dept Case.  Case Solved reward paid. The hit and run fatality occured on January 20, 2009 in the rear parking lot of Albertson´s 7415 Manatee Ave. W., in Bradenton, Fl. It is believed that Walter Dzik, Age 89 of Omaha, Nebraska parked his silver mini-van at the rar parking lot of Albertson´s and was ran over as he began walking to a business in the plaza. He was wearing gray pants and ...

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Tevin Yawn Homicide

Thursday, March 12th 2009 Tevin Yawn Homicide On February 28th, 2009 about 3:45 am deputies responded to a shooting with injuiries on 5th Ave. Drive East in Palmetto. Upon arrival they discovered Tavin Yawn in the back yard of the residence. He had been shot. EMS pronounced him dead at the scene. Detectives believe two suspects entered the residence through the back door and went into Yawn´s room and shot him. Several leads have been provided and the detectives are looking for ...

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Kathleen Briles Murder SUSPECT ARRESTED

Monday, August 3rd 2009 Kathleen Briles Murder --ARREST MADE-- A reward of up to $50,000 is being offered for the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the brutal murder of Kathleen Briles in Terra Ciea. Dr. James Briles found his wife dead inside their Terra Ceia home at 7:45 pm on Monday August 3, 2009. She had been bound and severely beaten. The Manatee County Sheriffs Department is seeking any information relating to this murder that may help locate the ...

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Murder of Patricia White

Thursday, October 1st 2009 Murder of Patricia White On October 1, 2009 Patricia White was shot and killed at her residence located at 3903 3rd Ave. Drive in Palmetto, Fl. Two suspects, Lamont Yarn and Bryan Yarn have been arrested and charged with the murder. Detectives believe there are two to three other suspects who were involved in the incident. The suspect vehicle may have been a green mini-van. The Gold Star Club of Manatee County is offering a reward ...

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Homicide of Chris Rouse

Sunday, May 23rd 2010 Homicide of Chris Rouse Chris Rouse was involved in a shooting at the Oakwood Apartments in Palmetto in August of 2007. On August 27th, 207 at approximately 4:00 am, the body of Chris Rouse was found at the northeast corner of Oakwood Apartments complex at 900 21st St. East, Palmetto. Rouse had been shot four times-once in the buttocks, twice in the back and once in the forehead. There had been a rash of ...

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