Tampa Homicide Unsolved

Florida Cold Case: 2019 Murder Of Donta Allen

TAMPA, FL. – On September 15, 2019, shortly after 9 p.m., at Palifox Street E. near 44th Street N., an adult male, identified as Donta Allen, was found suffering from upper body trauma. 

Donta died as a result of his injuries. 

Law Enforcement learned approximately 20 minutes before Donta’s murder, that he was dropped off near NetPark in the 5700 block of Hillsborough Avenue E.

It is however unclear how Donta ended up at Palifox Street E. and 44th Street N. 

Tampa Police have released two photographs that show Donta Allen sitting on a table at NetPark approximately 10 minutes before he was found at Palifox Street E. and 44th Street N. with fatal injuries.

Tampa Police are seeking to identify and locate two other people seen in the photographs – a woman standing near a tree at the top of the planter, and a man with a backpack and a bicycle sitting on the planter.



Detectives believe that these two people may be able to shed some light on how Donta Allen got from NetPark to the location where his body was found. 

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 unknown suspect(s) and/or the whereabouts 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.

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