Friday, October 19, 2018
Public safety

Murdered Ruskin woman was pregnant, deputies release photo of wanted suspect

RUSKIN — Hillsborough deputies are searching for a suspect in a home invasion and double-murder last month that left a man and a pregnant woman dead.

Sheriff’s Office detectives have issued a warrant for McKinsie Alexander Lyons, 38. Lyons is wanted on two counts of first-degree murder, murder of an unborn child, burglary of a dwelling with assault or battery, and illegally possessing a firearm as a felon.

The Sheriff’s Office had not previously disclosed that one of the victims, Juanita D. Solorzano, 33, was five months pregnant.

Solorzano and Alexis Martinez, 24, were found fatally shot Jan. 24 in a mobile home on SE 14th Avenue near the National Weather Service’s Ruskin station, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Detectives say they have identified a possible motive but have not released more information.

Five days later, deputies arrested Samona Louise Ramey, 32, of Wimauma and charged her with two counts of first-degree felony murder with a firearm.

The Sheriff’s Office circulated a Florida Department of Corrections photo of Lyons, which describes him as black, 6-foot-1, with black hair and brown eyes. Also known as McKinsie Sharp, he is known to frequent Ruskin and Wimauma, deputies said.

Records show he has served state prison time for aggravated assault with a weapon, robbery with a weapon, fleeing from law enforcement, cocaine possession, carrying a concealed firearm and illegally possessing a firearm as a felon.

Deputies ask anyone with any information about Lyons or the case to call the Sheriff’s Office at (813) 247-8200. To be eligible for a cash reward, contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 873-8477, report anonymously online at crimestopperstb.com or send a tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application.

Contact Tony Marrero at [email protected] or (813) 226-3374. Follow @tmarrerotimes.

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