TEMPLE TERRACE — Temple Terrace police say they will make a "major announcement" today about the case of Sandra Prince, who went missing seven years ago.
The city is holding a news conference at 10 a.m. to make the announcement. Officials say Prince's family and friends will attend the conference, along with law enforcement.
Neighbors reported 59-year-old Prince missing on Jan. 3, 2006. And though police have said they believe she met a violent end, they never found her body.
Prince was the co-founder of the Agency for Community Treatment Services, a substance abuse treatment center. When police started investigating, they found Prince's car in her garage and her blood in the trunk.
A year later, police named Prince's boyfriend, Earl C. Pippin III, a "person of interest" in the case. He had dated Prince for five years and, according to police, was the full beneficiary of her $3.6 million estate.
Detectives thought Prince was buried beneath a two-story house in South Tampa that Pippin started building in 2006. Records showed that a city inspector approved a newly poured concrete slab at the Vasconia Street house two days after Prince was reported missing.
Police dug at the house starting in late 2007. They found no remains.