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.