Murder under investigation in east Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The Tampa Police Department is currently investigating a homicide at 3805 E. Curtis Street, between 38th and 39th streets.

Police say they were called to the home around 8 p.m. Monday, when they found the body of 48-year-old James Simmons Jr. The victim’s mother found him deceased in his home and called police.

Police are not indicating how Simmons died and say they do not have any suspects. They are currently searching for Simmons’ missing vehicle. It is a 2005 blue Chevrolet Cobalt, Florida tag X981JA.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers with tips. There is up to a $3,000 reward.

The victim's car is missing and detectives are looking for information on the whereabouts of his vehicle. Photo #1 is the victim's actual vehicle.  Photo #2 is a similar make a model.
The victim’s car is missing and detectives are looking for information on the whereabouts of his vehicle. Photo #1 is the victim’s actual vehicle. Photo #2 is a similar make a model.

Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation. No further details were released.

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