However many residents who pass the Kingfish Boat Ramp along Manatee Avenue, are not able to forget a brutal crime that remains unsolved from some three decades ago. It’s an unthinkable crime. The murder of four people, a nine year old boy, his 13 year old brother, their father, and just a few blocks away the murder of an innocent bystander.
The case has ties from Tampa to Miami and was investigated by Holmes Beach Police Department and other agencies including the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Police never came up with a motive, caught the killer or closed the case.
The ABC Action News I-Team continues to investigate this case, already speaking with dozens of people who were directly impacted by the tragedy. They include investigators, retired detectives, prosecutors and eyewitnesses. Most of them to this day have vivid memories of the crime and the investigation.
We continue to thank the Holmes Beach Police Department, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Manatee County Sheriff’s office for their help and support. The hope of this project is that you may have some information and can help catch a killer.
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If you have important information about this case, please contact Detective Brian Hall or Chief William Tokajer at the Holmes Beach Police Department at 941-708-5804.
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