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Double homicide investigation underway after bodies are found outside Riverview business

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Posted at 5:08 AM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 05:21:53-05

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is conducting a double homicide investigation after two bodies were found outside a Riverview business.

Just after midnight, deputies were called to the 100 block of Pelican Creek Circle, where they discovered the two bodies, which had sustained upper body trauma according to authorities.

A private citizen came across the bodies and made the call to the sheriff's office. It is unknown how long the bodies have been there.

At this time, detectives believe this is an isolated incident and there is no threat to public safety.

"Detectives are collecting evidence to try and determine what led to these deaths and who is behind the attack," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "Given that this crime occurred in an isolated area, in the middle of the night, finding witnesses will be a challenge, which makes it imperative for anyone who saw or heard anything, to please come forward."

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200.