Seminole Heights community unveils mural and banner dedicated to murder victims

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A banner and mural were unveiled Sunday morning in a neighborhood where three people were recently killed in a string of murders.

Last month, 22-year-old Benjamin Mitchell32-year-old Monica Hoffa and 20-year-old Anthony Naiboa were killed in Seminole Heights over a period of 10 days. All of the victims were found within one mile of each other.

A mural and banner featuring tributes and memorials to the three victims were unveiled at 10 a.m. on Nebraska Avenue at Osborne Avenue. An extra panel is available for everyone to share positive messages.

As police continue to search for the person responsible for last month’s killings, the Southeast Seminole Heights neighborhood has rallied together to support the families of the victims, and to defend their neighborhood.

The neighborhood will also host Taste of the Heights on Sunday. The event runs from noon to 5 p.m. and will be the first major event taking place in the neighborhood since the murders.

The community will be selling t-shirts at the event to raise money for the victims’ families. 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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