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Blood in apartment leads to slain roommate
By Times Staff Writer
Published December 9, 2007
Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies are investigating a homicide at 14511 Valor Circle in the Breckinridge Apartments complex near USF.
The victim has been identified as Wesley Aaron Bonham, 28.
Each apartment in the complex is made of up four units with a shared common space, but none of the roommates in this unit knew each other well, according to Debbie Carter, a spokeswoman for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
One roommate returned home at about 6 p.m. Friday to find blood there, and called the Sheriff's Office.
Detectives gained entry to the apartment about 1 a.m. and discovered Bonham, who had suffered trauma to the upper torso. They ruled the death a homicide.
Bonham's rental car is also missing.
The car is a 1998 Honda Accord, black or dark blue, with an Oklahoma license plate reading 484CJI.
PALM BEACH COUNTY
Boy, 3, mauled; could be panther
Wildlife officials are investigating whether a child mauled by some kind of wild animal may have been attacked by a panther.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, the 3-year-old boy, whose name was not released, was in surgery for eight hours but was in stable condition Friday at St. Mary's Medical Center in Palm Beach County.
Dogs trained to track panthers have been sent to the Okeechobee area to look for evidence.
It would be the first documented panther attack on a human in the state's history.
Man robs SunTrust bank on U.S. 19
A man robbed the SunTrust bank at 26627 U.S. Highway 19 around noon Saturday, Clearwater police said.
The man entered the bank at about 12:15 p.m. and passed a note to the bank teller demanding money. After receiving the money, the robber ran from the bank, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Clearwater Police Department at (727)562-4242.