NEW PORT RICHEY, FL. – On January 12, 1998, the victim, who was also the owner of the Green Key Beach Hotel located at 6434 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, was stabbed while at his place of business. The victim, who died as a result of the injuries he sustained, was identified as Chandrahas Patel.
A witness observed the suspect standing over the victim while holding a knife. Based on information from the witness, a composite sketch of the suspect was prepared. The witness described the suspect as a white male, early 20’s, 5’08” to 5’10”, heavy build, big buttocks, and wearing a black beanie cap.
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 this case.
Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect(s) 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 www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.