Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson asks State Dept.'s help in Tampa socialite's overseas murder

TAMPA — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson on Monday asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to get the governments of India and Thailand working together to solve the case of a 52-year-old Tampa woman slain in a Bangkok hotel last month.

In a letter to Clinton, the Florida Democrat said authorities suspect a man from India in the death of Wendy Albano. But the governments of Thailand and India, where the suspect is believed to be hiding, still need to act on the information.

"As you can imagine, this delay is causing Wendy's family even greater distress," Nelson wrote. "They have asked me to request your assistance in this matter so that the suspect can be brought to justice quickly."

Albano, an interior decorator and South Tampa socialite, was stabbed and strangled Feb. 12. A hotel maid discovered her body.

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson asks State Dept.'s help in Tampa socialite's overseas murder 03/12/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 10:30am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Rick Scott for President?

    Blogs

    Reubin Askew tried. So did Bob Graham. And Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio. When you've shown an ability to win statewide elections in America's biggest swing state, you're almost automatically a credible contender for president.

    Rick Scott
  2. The next step in a sex abuse survivor's recovery: Erasing her tattoo

    Health

    TAMPA — Even after 20 years, Sufiyah can't escape the memories of being sexually exploited by gang members as a teenager.

    The tattoo makes it impossible.

    Sufiyah, an aAbuse survivor, prepares to have a tattoo removed  at Tampa Tattoo Vanish  on Thursday. During her teen years, she was sexually exploited by a gang. The tattoo is a mark of her exploiters. 

Tampa Tattoo Vanish is a new tattoo removal business run by Brian Morrison, where survivors of human trafficking get free tattoo removal.  [CHARLIE KAIJO   |   Times
  3. St. Pete sewage crisis ends with no charges, $326 million bill

    Water

    ST. PETERSBURG — The city has put the legal fallout from the sewage crisis behind it.

    Signs at North Shore Park in St. Petersburg warn people in September to stay out of the water due to contamination from partially treated sewage from the city's overwhelmed sewer system in September 2016. The city recently learned that no employees will face charges as a result of that crisis. The St. Petersburg City Council also agreed to spend $326 million fixing its sewer system. [LARA CERRI   |   Times]
  4. Good to be bad? Dirk Koetter's call for bold, brash Bucs

    Bucs

    Is being a badass team all about swagger and toughness? "Our whole thing is about competing," Bucs coach Dirk Koetter says. (Loren Elliott | Times)
  5. Epilogue: Tony Scaglione served Ybor delicacies and laughs

    Obituaries

    Tony Scaglione's childhood dream was to own his family's restaurant.

    Tony Scaglione - the longtime owner of Tony's Ybor Restaurant - has died.  He was 87. Credit: Larry Scaglione