New video, $91,000 reward in search for possible serial killer in Seminole Heights
Tampa Police say the reward for information leading to the arrest of the person terrorizing the Seminole Heights neighborhood, a possible serial killer, is now up to $91,000.
Authorities also believe a man seen on video near the latest murder is the same person on video in the prior killings.
Police are calling that person a suspect, not just a person of interest, and believe he is same person responsible for four killings in the Seminole Heights neighborhood.
The latest murder happened early Tuesday morning as someone shot and killed 60-year-old Ronald Felton from behind as he crossed a street.
Investigators released new surveillance video Wednesday from Felton's killing that cemented their believe the man is the same person involved in the previous murders.
"The way they walk, their body language, take a look at that," said the police chief.
The killings started in early October.
On Oct. 19, police found 22-year-old Edward Mitchell shot to death after taking the wrong bus home from work
The crime scene is 100 yards away from where police found 20-year-old Anthony Naiboa shot to death on Oct. 9.
On Oct. 13, police found the body of 32-year-old Monica Caridad Hoffa in a vacant lot. She was also shot. Police said she was last seen walking through the neighborhood at night to meet a friend.
Police said of the $91,000 in reward money, $5,000 came from Crime Stoppers, $10,000 from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, $20,000 from ATF, $50,000 from the FBI, and an additional $6,000 from the community.
Investigators received about 400 tips after Tuesday's news conference.