He's not your typical serial killer, experts say

He's not your typical serial killer, experts say

He's not your typical serial killer, experts say

The deaths took place in the same neighborhood over the past 10 days, prompting Tampa police to warn residents in the Seminole Heights neighborhood not to walk alone at night.

On Friday, they released surveillance video of a person walking in the area when the first murder happened.

The latest slaying occurred Thursday night when Anthony Naiboa, a 20-year-old man with autism, was killed in the southeast Seminole Heights neighborhood while on his way home from work, according to the Tampa Police Department.

Anyone with information about the murders is urged to contact the Tampa Bay Police Department at 813-231-6130.

'You can imagine the frustration of these officers to hear gunshots and not be able to find this person, ' Dugan said at the conference.

In part, the police presence is to help the neighborhood feel at ease, but also so officers can continue to probe for what people may have seen.

Authorities have said repeatedly that the three victims were not criminals and that there is no personal connection between them.

The first victim, 22-year-old Benjamin Edward Mitchell, was shot on October 9 near a bus stop a block away from the most recent shooting, and died from his injuries at a hospital. They believe Hoffa had been shot two days earlier.


Back on October 10, Benjamin Mitchell, 22, was killed while waiting at a bus stop near North 15th Street and East Frierson Avenue.

The family, which includes Anthony Naiboa's four siblings, held a memorial for their beloved on Friday. She could hear the shots. So far, the murderer seems to ambush victims, coming on them abruptly with a gun. They got to the scene of the latest shooting in minutes.

"I'm convinced we are going to catch this person", Dugan said.

Dugan described the shooter as an animal and a terrorist, but stopped short of using the words "serial killer".

"We are still sifting through evidence". It's just hard to see this happen'. "If that brings attention to it, that's fine".

Although cops won't say outright they suspect a serial killer, they believe the three murders are linked. "Especially, I'm not talking about just this restaurant, the area itself". In each of the shootings, the victim was alone and was not robbed, police said. His parents called police when their son did not return home from work on Thursday night.

The killings have Seminole Heights residents on edge.

But even for those who do not have information, Dugan urged residents to stand up to whoever is victimizing the neighborhood.

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