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.