Today in Florida

photoI covered a very sad and troubling story today. Four people were found dead in a home, then a man and a little boy went missing. The man and boy were found unharmed in an 18th floor hotel room in Tampa. Now the man is in jail.

Mark Evans and Becky Steen are siblings who run a storage facility and landscaping service that overlooks the area where the bodies were found.

“It’s been quiet around here,” Evans said. “We mow some lawns over on that street, and we didn’t see anything out of the ordinary.”

Another neighbor asked me why people who are charged with horrible crimes are often described as “quiet” and “nice” to the media.

“Where do they get all these people who are so nice and they later all turn out to be alleged murderers,” he said. “What do they have – a club?”