Tampa Police Make Arrest In Seminole Heights Serial Killer Case

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Tampa, Fl. – Tampa Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the four murders that occurred in Tampa’s Seminole Heights neighborhood. At approximately 2:40 p.m., yesterday, a McDonald’s employee contacted a Tampa Police (TBD) officer  and notified the officer that a man in the restaurant had a firearm in a bag. The officer checked inside the bag and called for backup.

TPD detained the man who brought the firearm into the restaurant, later determined to be Howell Emanuel Donaldson III, 24 (DOB: 1/26/93, and brought him to TPD headquarters for questioning.

After several hours, TPD said they had enough information to charge Donaldson with all four of the homicides that occurred in the Seminole Heights area, according to officials.

Donaldson is charged with four counts of murder for the following murders:

Monday, October 9, Benjamin Mitchell, 22 was killed at approximately 9 p.m.

Wednesday, October 11, Monica Hoffa, 32, was shot. Her body was found on October 13.

Thursday, October 19, Anthony Naiboa, 20, was shot at approximately 8 p.m.

Tuesday, November 14, Ronald Felton, 60, was shot at approximately 4:51 a.m.