SEMINOLE HEIGHTS, Fla. - The reward money for information that helps solve the Seminole Heights homicides has now increased to $110,000, with law enforcement partners, community groups, and private citizens contributing.
The total stood at $91,000 on Wednesday and, on Thursday, restaurateur Richard Gonzmart pledged $9,000 and on Monday, November 20, David A. Straz, Jr. added $10,000 to bring the total to $110,000.
"The support from the community and our law enforcement partners has been inspiring,'' said Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan. "I can't thank them enough for stepping up. The reward money is truly impressive, and that's only one of the many ways that people are showing their support."
"Finding this killer is a community effort and Richard Gonzmart and the Columbia Restaurant Group have always been fantastic community partners who lead by example," said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. "We need to and will find who's committing these heinous, senseless murders and when we do, it will be because of people like Richard, the Seminole Heights community, Tampa Police Department and our partners in the law enforcement community who have poured their blood, sweat and tears into bringing this killer to justice."
Crime Stoppers, ATF, FDLE, and the FBI is offering $85,000 and the Seminole Heights community has added $6,000 to the reward amount. On Thursday, restaurateur Richard Gonzmart pledged $9,000. On Monday, November 20, David A. Straz, Jr. added $10,000 bringing the total to $110,000.
Anyone with any information regarding this case and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com.