Update in Yesterday?s Double Death Investigation

03/18/15
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Update in Yesterday’s Double Death Investigation

Detectives are investigating this case as a double homicide. Anyone in the community who may have heard or seen anything suspicious in the past week is urged to call the Tampa Police Department at (813) 231-6130 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 873-TIPS.

Previous Releases:

Update on Death Investigation

Next of kin notification is done.

VICTIM: Linda J Helms, DOB: 8/10/49, W/F, 808 Lotus Avenue, Tampa

VICTIM: Vickie Sterling, DOB: 1/19/58, W/F, 808 Lotus Avenue, Tampa


Tampa Police Investigating Deaths

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

VICTIMS: W/F's, 62 years old, 54 years old

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.

TPD PIO
Officer Irene Thomas