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Police say suspect in July shooting death may have fled to Mexico

CLEARWATER

Man suspected in shooting may be in Mexico

Police issued an arrest warrant for a man accused of fatally shooting a 16-year-old New Jersey runaway in July. But police said Eustacio Pena Muthe, 21, likely fled to Mexico after the July 9 shooting. Police said Muthe shot Jason Richard Henderson multiple times at his Clearwater apartment and that property was missing. In July, police said they did not believe it was a random act. Clearwater police detectives are working with federal and Mexican law enforcement to find Muthe. Police ask anyone with information about Muthe to call their homicide tip line at (727) 562-4422. Henderson attended Lenape High School in south New Jersey and, according to New Jersey state police, was arrested on robbery and drug charges. He was placed in a state facility but ran away and eventually settled in Clearwater, said police spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts.

Oldsmar, safety harbor

Mayors' Breakfast is Friday morning

The eighth annual Mayors' Breakfast, hosted by the cities of Safety Harbor and Oldsmar, will be at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the Nielsen Co., 501 Brooker Creek Blvd., Oldsmar. About 300 people are expected to attend the breakfast. Proceeds will go to the Neighborhood Family Center, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Community Policing Unit, the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce, the Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce and local schools. Tickets, priced at $30, will be available at the door. For more information, contact Brad Purdy at (727) 724-1555 ext. 404.

Pinellas deaths

A detailed list of obituaries is published in Section B.

Police say suspect in July shooting death may have fled to Mexico 12/01/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 6:33pm]

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