Cold Case: Buford Von Hamilton, a 2001 Murder In Tampa

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – On Saturday, February 24, 2001, at 8:40 a.m., Buford Von Hamilton’s body was discovered in the yard behind his travel camper at 4917 Austin Street in Tampa.

Born: Tuesday, March 23, 1943
Died: Friday, February 23, 2001
Age: 57

Mr. Hamilton’s truck, a white 1/2 ton Chevrolet was located behind the Burger King Restaurant at Columbus Drive and 50th Street on Sunday, February 25, 2001.

Two unknown black males were seen exiting the victim’s truck. The driver was described as a black male in his 20’s, 5’8″ – 5’11”, approximately 160 pounds, short black dreadlocks that were shaved in the back, and wore an earring in his right ear.

The passenger was described only as a black male in his twenties.

Anyone with information in reference to this please contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Section at:

Phone: (813) 247-8660

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