Temple Terrace police to make 'major announcement' on Sandra Prince case

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.

Temple Terrace police to make 'major announcement' on Sandra Prince case 01/09/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 10:27pm]

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