Officials continue to investigate disappearance of two women,

4:36 PM, Oct 5, 2012   |    comments
Authorities are hoping a recent picture of Doris Carter and Kelly Moriarty will help them get leads on their case
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Tampa, FL-- Two women, Kelly Moriarty, 39 of Bradenton, and Doris Wade Carter, 62 of Plant City, have been missing since December 17, 2011, and officials ask the public, once again, for any possible information to help solve this case. 

Just 10 days after the women disappeared, Moriarty's severed leg washed ashore near 4th St. south in St. Petersburg, causing officials to consider her case a homicide. 

In May, it seemed there was a possible break in the case when Sarasota County deputies pulled over a man who had a stun gun, two hatchets- one which appeared to be bloodstained- a knife, gloves and dark clothing in his trunk. 

They arrested the driver, 45-year-old Anthony Brigitzer and 25-year-old Kelly Rosier, but did not charge them with anything related to the missing person and homicide investigations.

Today, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office notified the media of their request for new information. 

"The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office continues to ask for the public's assistance in helping solve the disappearance of two women," deputies said in the release.

"The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office with the assistance of the St. Petersburg Police Department, the Bradenton Police Department, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, as well as the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, has been actively investigating the missing person case involving Doris Carter and pursuing the homicide investigation of Kelly Moriarty," they continued.

Their investigative initiatives, they said, have required the cooperation of multiple agencies for the exploration of underwater recoveries, out of state leads and interviews, and vast forensic evidence collection and processing.

They ask anyone with any information reference any suspect(s)  to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200.

To report anonymously and be eligible for a cash reward, contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), visiting online, or texting "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).

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