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Cindy Dukes with her son, Carl Branch

Pasco County detectives searching for info in homicide of Fort Myers man

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for tips in the homicide of a Fort Myers man that occurred last year.

Carl Branch, 32, was killed in the parking lot of Samuel Pasco Athletic Park in Zephyrhills on Oct. 17, 2020, as a children’s football tournament was occurring, according to a news release from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives say they believe the suspects in the case are also from the Fort Myers area.

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said they believe Branch was targeted for unknown reasons.

The suspects were believed to be driving a white, 4-door Nissan sedan, which has damage to the driver’s side front panel, which is painted a tan primer color, the news release said.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477). You may be eligible for a cash reward.


Writer:Melissa Montoya
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