$3,000 reward offered in homicide case of missing Hillsborough teen found dead

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Detectives with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office are asking for information from the public to help them with the Janessa Shannon homicide case.

The 13-year-old was found dead by a hiker last Wednesday in a heavily-wooded area of the Triple Creek Nature Preserve in Riverview. She had previously been reported missing by her father.

Sheriff’s deputies confirmed on Saturday they were investigating the case as a homicide. More information is expected to be released on Monday.

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering up to $3,000 to anyone who provides information leading to the identification and arrest of a suspect or suspects involved in the girl’s homicide.

Anyone with information should call 1-800-873-8477 or visit the Crime Stoppers website.



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