Tampa Police Investigating Deaths

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DATE: 4/12/12, 4:24 pm

VICTIMS: Linda J Helms, DOB: 8/10/49, W/F, 808 Lotus Avenue, Tampa 
                 Vickie Sterling, DOB: 1/19/58, W/F, 808 Lotus Avenue, Tampa

LOCATION: 808 Lotus Avenue, Tampa

A friend concerned about the welfare of the victims stopped by their home Thursday afternoon and found them dead in the house. He called 911 at 4:24 pm. Both victim died of gunshot wounds. Detectives are still processing the crime scene and interviewing witnesses. They continue working to determine what events lead up to the deaths of the sisters in their North Tampa home. NOK is pending.

Laura McElroy