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Reward offered in case of Tampa man whose body was found after he disappeared

Silly all over From left, Isaiah Francois, 4, is the target of goofiness as Julio Ramazini, Rodger Fisher and Nick Rainone — all Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus clowns — place circus stickers all over his body Thursday morning inside the child life play room at Tampa General Hospital. Thursday night was the 20th Annual Tampa General Hospital Foundation Night at the circus, where part of the proceeds benefit the neonatal intensive care unit at TGH.

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Silly all over From left, Isaiah Francois, 4, is the target of goofiness as Julio Ramazini, Rodger Fisher and Nick Rainone — all Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus clowns — place circus stickers all over his body Thursday morning inside the child life play room at Tampa General Hospital. Thursday night was the 20th Annual Tampa General Hospital Foundation Night at the circus, where part of the proceeds benefit the neonatal intensive care unit at TGH.

TAMPA — A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the homicide of a man who went missing last month and was found eight days later in his car eight miles away from his home.

The family of Emilio J. Martinez-Rodriguez, 34, put up $4,000 and Crime Stoppers $1,000 to help police find his killer.

Martinez-Rodriguez left his home at 2125 W Dallas Ave. in Wellswood Dec. 15 to pick up food for his pregnant wife, Kacee. He never made it back into his house. A bag of groceries was found in the driveway and his car was gone. Police said it's not clear what happened.

"There's somebody out there that has no regard whatsoever for human life," said wife Kacee Martinez.

Police have said the killing wasn't random but have not said how they came to that conclusion.

Police ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 873-8477.

Reward offered in case of Tampa man whose body was found after he disappeared 01/06/11 [Last modified: Thursday, January 6, 2011 8:53pm]
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