Howell Donaldson

Seminole Heights serial killer, Tampa Bay Serial Killer

  Active for 1 year
(2017) in United States




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  5. Characteristics
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  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 6 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 1 Books About Howell Donaldson
  14. 5 External References
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Howell Donaldson (Howell Emanuel Donaldson III) an alleged American serial killer known as the Seminole Heights serial killer and the Tampa Bay Serial Killer. Donaldson is believed to have murdered four people in the Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa in 2017. All four victims were shot dead seemingly at random.

Howell Donaldson Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Howell Donaldson (aka) Seminole Heights serial killer, Tampa Bay Serial Killer, was active for 1 year in 2017, known to have ( 4 confirmed / 4 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Howell Donaldson was born on January 26th 1993 in North Carolina. He was born 2nd of 3 children and raised by both parents. He was raised as a middle child and had two, a younger brother and an older sister. His father, Howell Donaldson Jr.. His mother, Rosita Donaldson.

He completed 16 years of school, received a college degree.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, and served time in jail.

In 2017 (Age 23/24) Howell Donaldson started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to murder his victims. Howell Donaldson used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes.

He was arrested on November 28th 2018 (Age 25)

Profile Completeness: 79%
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Howell Donaldson has been listed on Killer.Cloud since April of 2019 and was last updated 5 years ago.

Howell Donaldson a known:

Howell Donaldson
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-04-04 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Seminole Heights serial killer
Nickname: Seminole Heights serial killer, Tampa Bay Serial Killer
Victims: 4 - 4
Years Active: 2017 - 2017
Ages Active: 23/24 - 23/24
Active Countries: United States
Life Span: 1993 -     
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: N/A
Astrological Sign: Aquarius
Jan 20 - Feb 18
Birth Month: January
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Jan 26, 1993
Birth Location: North Carolina
Birth Order: 2nd of 3
Siblings: two, a younger brother and an older sister
Raised By: both parents
Birth Category: middle child
Mother: Rosita Donaldson
Father: Howell Donaldson Jr.

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: 16 years of school
Highest Degree: college degree

Arrested: Nov 28, 2018 (Age 25)
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: N/A
Prison Location: N/A
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
6 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Howell Donaldson

The 6 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Howell Donaldson. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Jan 26 1993Howell Donaldson was born in North Carolina.  #19930126
Jan 26 2013
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
(Age 23/24)
Howell Donaldson started his serial killing spree. #2017
(Age 24/25)
Howell Donaldson ended his serial killing spree. #2017
Nov 28 2018
(Age 25)
Howell Donaldson arrested. #20181128
Jan 26 2023
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
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The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Howell Donaldson (2017-2017).

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Boolean Questions:
previous crimes TRUE 367
previous jail TRUE 352
used weapon TRUE 453
used gun TRUE 451
father drug abuse FALSE 192
mother drug abuse FALSE 195
teased in school FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
physically abused FALSE 231
psychologically abused FALSE 224
sexually abused FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
previous prision FALSE 336
kill at killers home FALSE 320
kill at victims home FALSE 323
rape FALSE 453
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
bound FALSE 406
strangle FALSE 443
sex with body FALSE 430
mutilated FALSE 447
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem body part FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354

Books that Mention Howell Donaldson

Book: The Allure of Premeditated Murder (mentions serial killer Howell Donaldson)
Jack Levin
The Allure of Premeditated Murder

1 Books that mention Serial Killer
Howell Donaldson

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1538103885 The Allure of Premeditate... 1

The Seminole Heights serial killer is an alleged serial killer who is believed to have murdered four people in the Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa, Florida, in October and November 2017. All four victims were shot dead seemingly at random.On November 28, 2017, police arrested Howell Emanuel Donaldson III after he handed a pistol in a bag to his manager, who alerted police.

External References
  1. Q44077035 on, Retrieved on Apr 4, 2019.
  2. Seminole Heights serial killer on, Retrieved on Apr 4, 2019.
  3. Eric Levenson, What we know about Tampa's alleged serial killer on, Retrieved on Apr 4, 2019.
  4. Booking# 2017-42592, Arrest Inquiry - Search | HCSO on, Retrieved on Apr 4, 2019.
  5. Michael Paluska, ‘We are going to win:’ Parents tell accused Seminole Heights serial killer in new jailhouse video on, Retrieved on Apr 4, 2019.
Internal References

Howell Donaldson is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #15 of 59[ Page 1 ] of Recent Serial Killers sorted by Most Recent
  2. #28 of 42[ Page 2 ] of Aquarius Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #38 of 56[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in January
  4. #135 of 651[ Page 9 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  5. #210 of 327[ Page 14 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  6. #232 of 651[ Page 16 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  7. #421 of 651[ Page 29 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #532 of 651[ Page 36 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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