Man, woman sought in connection with Tampa murder

TAMPA, FL (WFLA) – A man and a woman seen on surveillance video at a gas station may have information about the murder of the Tampa man in April, according to Tampa Police. TPD detectives need help identifying and locating the two.

The man and the woman may have information on the murder of James Simmons, 48. He was found dead in his home on East Curtis Street on Apr. 25. The victim’s mother found him deceased in the evening and called police.

READ MORE: Murder under investigation in east Tampa

His credit card was used to make a purchase that same day at the Marathon gas station at Columbus Drive and N 40th Street. The surveillance video showing the man and the woman was taken at that same gas station.

If you have information about them, please contact Crime Stoppers at 800-873-8477. You can also report a tip at provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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