TAMPA, FL (Friday, March 11th, 2022) - Damien Marshall was charged with murders of Linda Harris and "Jenny" on Thursday.
On 9/27/21, Linda Harris was found deceased in an abandoned home that was set for demolition at the 1800 block of E. Sligh Avenue. Construction workers were conducting a walk-through of the home when they discovered Harris. She suffered from upper body trauma and the Medical Examiner ruled her death to be a homicide.
On 11/2/21, Officers responded to the area of 9th St. and Fairbanks Ave. in Sulfur Springs, where they discovered the body of a female, a 25-year-old transient woman known as "Jenny". The Medical Examiner also ruled this case a homicide.
Damien Marshall was developed as a person of interest in both homicide investigations. Through surveillance, DNA and various investigative techniques, detectives developed probable cause to charge Marshall with the murders.
Marshall was arrested on 11/16/2021 for failure to register as a sex offender, where he remains in jail. Charges of First Degree Murder for both cases were added.
The investigation into both homicides is ongoing.