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Double homicide victims died from beating, Plant City police say

PLANT CITY — Two victims found inside a Plant City home Saturday were beaten to death, police said Tuesday.

Plant City police discovered the bodies of Faye Kitchen, 59, and Shannon Thomas, 33, at 506 E Ohio St. following a welfare check Saturday evening. Police had to identify the victims by their fingerprints and waited for a medical examiner's report to release the cause of death, said police spokesman Tray Towles.

Police have not named any suspects in the deaths. A person of interest in the case, 47-year-old Ruben Brooks Jr., was shot Monday evening in what police called a retaliatory attack.

Brooks remained Tuesday at Lakeland Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, Towles said. Police were still looking for his assailant.

Double homicide victims died from beating, Plant City police say 11/15/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 7:15pm]
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