Police still have no leads one month after first serial Seminole Heights murder

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Posted at 5:44 PM, Nov 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-09 17:44:16-05

While social media posts of the three murders in Seminole Heights have slowed down, many residents are still feeling anxious.

"It's always the first topic of conversation when someone flags me down," said George Lukacs.   

And it's not about the weather.

"Now we talk about, 'Can you believe what's happened?'"

That talk amongst Seminole Heights neighbors usually drifts to drooping memorials and wilted flowers.

"We pass the memorials every day so. It's a constant reminder,” said Richard Lowe.

Talk also includes "what if's" about whether or not the suspect will be caught though Tampa Police cars, marked and unmarked, are everywhere.

"We feel a little bit safer. Within a minute, you're guaranteed to see at least 2 or 3 cars patrolling the neighborhood,” said Lowe.

The social media posts have slowed down which is a relief to some to find inquiries about home repairs and happy hours instead.


But dusk still draws feelings of anxiety.

"Sometimes if it's nighttime, I get in the car with my wife and we drive because it's safer that way,” said Lowe.

Seminole Heights neighbors will chat again about the weather one day, but no one is sure when.

"I don't think anyone for the next few months is going to walk alone at night with the absolute feeling of confidence,” said Lukacs.

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