Cold Case: Anderson Evelyn, Lured and Deceived

July 7, 2020

By: Staff Report

TAMPA, Fla. – On February 8, 2010, Anderson Evelyn was found deceased in a wooded area near Taylor Road and Skewlee Road in Thonotosassa.  Evelyn died as a result of gunshot wounds.  Through the investigation, it was learned by detectives that Evelyn had been lured to the scene under the guise of giving an estimate to clear a wooded area. 

Anderson Evelyn

The suspect(s) knew this was the line of work that he performed and by all appearances, the homicide was personal in nature.  Witnesses said a white in color GMC Jimmy or Chevrolet Blazer was seen in the area at the scene while the victim`s truck was there.

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect(s) involved in the homicide of Anderson Leroy Evelyn.  

Anyone with any information regarding this case and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones and Droids.  Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.

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