Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Police release photos of some items taken from Tampa man found dead

TAMPA — Police on Friday released photos of items taken from a missing Tampa man who was later found dead in his car eight miles from home.

Police hope the photos of a wallet, watch and golf clubs will help them find whoever killed Emilio J. Martinez-Rodriguez.

Martinez-Rodriguez went missing Dec. 15. His body was found Dec. 23 in his car in an empty parking lot eight miles from his home on W Dallas Avenue in the Wellswood section of Tampa

Police said Martinez-Rodriguez, 34, wore a Tag Heuer watch when he disappeared and Walter Hagen T3 golf clubs were missing from his car, along with his wallet.

His family and Crime Stoppers are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever killed him.

Martinez-Rodriguez was last seen by his pregnant wife, Kacee, on the evening of Dec. 15 before he left to pick up food at China Moon. Police said he returned home but never made it past his driveway. A bag of groceries was sitting in the driveway but Martinez-Rodriguez never made it back inside the house. His car was gone.

Surveillance footage from a neighbor's camera shows a man in a black leather jacket and a white T-shirt near the residence about 7 p.m., when Martinez-Rodriguez returned to his driveway. Martinez-Rodriguez's body was found woods near Orient Road and Sligh Avenue.

Police ask anyone with information about the case to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477 to be eligible for the cash reward. Tips also can be reported anonymously at crimestopperstb.com or by text at CSTB plus your tip to C-R-I-M-E-S, or 274637.

Police release photos of some items taken from Tampa man found dead 01/07/11 [Last modified: Friday, January 7, 2011 1:07pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics

    Blogs

    Winner of the week 1: 'Liquor wall’ proponents. Gov. Rick Scott’s veto of a bill to allow Walmart, Target and other big box stores to sell liquor was a victory for an array of groups, from smaller merchants and Publix (which has stand-alone booze shops near its stores) to those who feel the hard stuff …

  2. Review / photos: Sunset Music Festival brings Major Lazer, safety upgrades to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa

    Blogs

    Somewhere beyond the barricades and mountainous LED stages of the Sunset Music Festival, there had to be worry. There had to thousands of parents in parking lots and empty kitchens, anxiously distracting their minds, every now and then checking their phones.

    Major Lazer headlined the Sunset Music Festival on May 27, 2017 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
  3. 24-year-old man charged with murder in shooting at Andrea Cove Motel

    LARGO — Pinellas sheriff's officers arrested a 24-year-old transient man Saturday in connection with a homicide at the Andrea Cove Motel in unincorporated Largo.

  4. Photo gallery: Calvary Christian rolls to state title

    Blogs

    View a gallery of images from Calvary Christian's defeat of Pensacola Catholic 11-1 in six innings Saturday night at Hammond Stadium in Ft. Myers for the Class 4A title.

    Calvary Christian players circle up on the field before the FHSAA class 4A baseball championship against Pensacola Catholic on Friday May 27, 2017 at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla. Calvary scored 6 runs in the first inning, and had 7 hits.
  5. Two girls found safe after being reported missing in New Port Richey

    UPDATE: Both girls were found safe Saturday night, police said.