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Deputies search for killer of Tampa man

TAMPA — Hillsborough deputies are looking for a killer who beat a man to death two weeks ago in the Carrollwood area.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office did not disclose the crime when it happened, but documents filed in Hillsborough Circuit Court this week included a few details:

On July 2, David Macek, 53, was found dead in his residence in the 11000 block of Nicklaus Circle. A detective wrote in an affidavit for a search warrant that Macek died from blunt trauma to his upper body.

On Friday, the Sheriff's Office provided more information. Deputies went to the residence after one of Macek's friends reported having trouble reaching Macek. When deputies arrived, they found him dead and estimate he was murdered on June 30 or later.

Macek's ex-roommate, Michelle Munns, 26, was interviewed twice.

Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Debbie Carter said Munns is not considered a suspect. There are no suspects at this time, she said.

However, a detective reported that Munns gave inconsistent statements about her whereabouts on June 30, the day detectives believe Macek was killed.

The agency sought a search warrant for Munns' cell phone on July 8 and the executed warrant was filed in court Thursday.

Detectives are also following a lead on a car seen parked on the street outside the house at about 9:30 p.m. on June 30. The car is believed to be a white, early '90s, four-door, box-style sedan. It may have a top made partly of vinyl, similar to that of a Grand Marquis or a Crown Victoria, the Sheriff's Office said.

This is not the first time deputies have been called to the address on Nicklaus Circle. In the past two years, deputies have gone there nearly 50 times for issues including burglary, criminal mischief and domestic disturbances.

The Sheriff's Office asks anyone with information to call (813) 247-8200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.

Deputies search for killer of Tampa man 07/16/10 [Last modified: Friday, July 16, 2010 11:52pm]
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