Mary Carol Hill-Frederick Tampa Murder Missing

Cold Case: Mary Carol Hill-Frederick, Missing Since 1994

TAMPA, Fla. – On June 6, 1994 victim, Mary Carol Hill-Frederick, was reported as a missing person by her husband. She was last known to be alive on Saturday, June 3, 1994, standing in front of her home at 1601 E Powhattan Ave. in the Seminole Heights section of Tampa. 

According to investigators, Hill’s house was locked and her car was parked in front of the home. Mary’s husband, Ken Frederick was in Colorado with their son Will, at the time of her disappearance.

Mary had recently left her position at the Department of Health and Rehab Services to attend Stetson University Law School, and was said to be a dedicated mom and student.

  • Date Of Birth: March 13, 1957
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 36 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5’3″; 125-135 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Red, curly hair; blue to hazel eyes. Glasses or contacts.
  • Marks, Scars: Two TMJ surgeries on her right jaw, the last surgery two months before her disappearance.

In a statement to The Tampa Tribune in 1995, Mary’s husband Ken Frederick wrote that he doesn’t believe Hill is alive and suspects a person “known to us, who took her from our home.” Without elaborating, Frederick maintains he has “information [that] further indicates the manner of her death and the reasons why that person, in spite of the extreme suffering of so many others, chooses not to speak the truth concerning his involvement. “His is an act of absolute cruelty, betrayal and cowardice,” the husband wrote. “I will never abandon the search.”

Frederick says at this point he wants some type of closure. “For all the good that Mary Carol has been in this world,” he wrote, “she deserves, at the very least, a respectful burial.”

If you have information in this case, you are asked to call Tampa Police Department Unsolved Homicides Unit at (813) 898-1435.

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